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2003 9-3 Consumer Reviews

SE 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual - (39 reviews )
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OK so far on 2003 rag top
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By Stafford VA
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Not as good on gas mileage as I had hoped. Does much better on extended trip. Can use mid-level gas with no problem--regular might be OK too, but I haven't tried it. Recommend the leather arm rest--gave it to me at purchase. Paid $32,400 in October, 2003. Car does shake over any type of rough road--but has good pick up and excellent braking. The hand brake is the strongest I have ever experienced. The car will not move when it is engaged. Top works well--no leaks.


Favorite Features

Brakes. Handling. Turbo power. Ease of roof. Like the Pirelli 6000 tires.


Suggested Improvements

Needs power door lock button. Bigger cup holders. Less chassis shaking. Better sound system. More interior room.


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My fabulous 2nd Saab
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By tprettejohn
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The salesman told me once I bought one Saab I would go back. Same as my 2001 that I sold to my father-in-law except for the manual transmission. Great car no issues so far.


Favorite Features

Love the convertible top, very smooth transmission


Suggested Improvements

Truck lid effort somewhat high. That's it. Add XM Radio maybe and an in-dash 6 disc. Maybe its in the 2004.


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By Mysaab
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Nice car - fast and good looking! Backseats are pretty useless.


Favorite Features

responsiveness and of course convertible and safety features


Suggested Improvements

Roll protection


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My Saab Review
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By Dougie
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I absolutely love this car. No problems with it since new except for the pin in the convertible top snapped but was replaced under warranty. I would recommend this car ro anybody looking for a great convertible.


Favorite Features

too many favorites to mention.


Suggested Improvements

automatic door lock when you close the door from inside would be nice.


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Love the 9 3 Convertible
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By sosogo5
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Second 9 3 convertible I've owned and just love it. Have had it all out in the twisties with the top down and its great fun. Always have people asking about it. Great car. Have had some minor trouble with the new one getting steering to track straight, both otherwise a great, tight , comfortable car.


Favorite Features

Convertible, turbo/torque, steering, interior design/fit/finish, audio system. What's not to like


Suggested Improvements

Soft top design at the front corners so the water doen't drain right onto your leg when you open the door in the rain!


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Saab the convertable
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By matt mitchell
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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THIS CAR HAS ANYTHING THAT ONE WOULD EXPECT IN A FUN TO DRIVE CONVERTIBLE. THE SPORT FEATURE IS USED MOST OF THE TIME TO ALLOW FOR THE PERFORMANCE THAT THE CAR IS WORTHY OF. THE HORSE POWER COULD BE A LITTLE BETTER BUT ALL IN ALL WE WOULD BUY AGAIN.


Favorite Features

EASY TOP FUNCTION, GM PRODUCT, AND GREAT SOUND SYSTEM.


Suggested Improvements

IMPROVE THE COMPUTER CONTROL TO STOP UNDERSTEER WHEN ACCLERATING.


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fun to drive, but needs some improvement
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By skyking444
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is a fun car to drive. It is my first convertible and my wife and I are having a lot of fun driving up the coast or even to the grocery store!


Favorite Features

Fast convertible top, comfy seats, great computer, stereo, and HVAC controls...beveled mirror for the blindspot...sport button...one-touch four window button.


Suggested Improvements

Seat belts can choke you at times and are uncomfortably tight, making it hard to check your blind spot at times...turn signal noise is loud and annoying - optional mute button for this?...weak cup holders...need wider foot stop rest on the left...need interior power locks button.


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My Sabb
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By J007
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've loved my car ever since I bought it. It is really fun to drive.


Favorite Features

I love the convetible top.


Suggested Improvements

Improve repair costs.


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Saab 9.3 se is fantastic
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By Alexandra Solomon
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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A solid good looking fun car. Grabs the road tight and is very fast. Very comfortalbe and take curbs like a porshe.


Favorite Features

Looks, drivng ability and turbo.


Suggested Improvements

Style should be more bolder looking.


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Saab Story
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By tidegolf
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2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My Saab has had nothing but problems from day 2. The car runs rough and had engine and brake issues within the first 6 months. Continual trips to the service department are getting so routine that the personnel know my voice when I call. I am sure all Saabs are not like mine......or at least one would hope they aren't


Favorite Features

The car looks nice.


Suggested Improvements

There needs to be something done to increase the reliability and performance of this vehicle.


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