Other Saab 9-3 (2002 - 2011) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Hopefully, it says "stylish, safe, practical", yet able to think outside the norm for this type & class of vehicle (VW/Audi/BMW/etc). In reality it probably says things like practical & "Ikea on wheels".

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Everyone thought it was a great car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?


    What are you likely to buy next?

    Something a bit smaller, a bit cheaper, a bit more economical and with lower emissions.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    February 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a really good part-exchange deal on my old 9-3 and a reasonable deal on the new one. Dealer was a new franchise, so were wanting to sell cars.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Owned a 2006 9-3 Sportwagon and loved it, so bought another one when it came time to change cars.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great. Handles motorways, A & B roads with ease, plenty of go when needed, but also quite happy to cruise along at 60 in top gear. Even for an decent sized estate it was good fun to drive on twisty country roads, and comfy on long journeys.

    What's it like to park?

    With reversing sensors as standard equipment, parking was always easy. Even without the sensors, visibility out of the rear window was superb.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing in the 3+ years of owning the car.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Great family car, plenty of room in both front & rear, great load space in the boot. Good fuel economy.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Came with built in Sat Nav, heated leather seats, Bluetooth & reversing sensors. Overall, a really well specified car, well built and great to drive.