2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2dr Convertible (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
My first Saab. I looked at BMW, MB, Audi but purchased the Aero because it was better priced, less "common," and the performance is equivalent (especially with the V6). Excellent dealership service, very few issues over the past 18 months (defective battery shorted), and it turns head in the dark Fusion Blue. Glad to see Saab has been purchased and will continue on!
V6 Turbo- with a computerized tune, this engine can easily/safely produce 320+ HP (which provides exceptional acceleration). Aero seats are extremely comfortable, and very quiet for a convertible.
Only gripe with this car is the inability to control the headlights (GM has a fetish for driving lights, so they have disabled the headlight switch and have instructed dealers not to enable the switch when car is on, all lights are on, no choice)!
I purchased the 60th Anniversary edition which I preferred for its "fancy trim" package. I find the car to suit me well as it is small, yet seats four fairly comfortably, quick on its feet yet provides a nice MPG and its stylish without being pretentious.
Quick pick up! This car is a lot of fun to drive and my only issue is friends and family stealing the car for a drive. I enjoy the quirks of this import car as well which sets the car apart from the other sport sedans on the road.
Back seat leg room is a bit tight as well and lacks substantial cup holders. Key fab has failed to communicate with my car on several occasions as well as factory tires do not last as long as they should. Radio could use more base and be a bit more user friendly.
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I bought a 2007 to get the car at half price w/ 3 years left on CPO warranty. The car has understated sportiness: it handles great for normal driving even if it wouldn't beat another car on a test track. Having the top down is great fun: easy to have conversations with the passenger.It's a car to take pride in and have fun with.
love remote top down feature; memory seats; XM radio
not enough storage room in the car; especially with the convertible (even though the glove box does lock)
Really like the looks of the 60th anniversary edition with the 17 rims. Black on black with the rear wing and front fog light. I get 23-24 at best. Highway you will get 27-28. Driving impressions: Stiff in the corners can be tedious on rough roads, lots of tire noise. Given this, it handles very well and passes like my VW GTI did. Corning is a blast with the manual mode. Inside impressions: Seats are really well done. The cargo area of the wagon is astonishingly roomy. Controls are nicely done and easy to operate. Back seat fit IS tight. The fit and finish are good, but a little cheap with some of the plastics. Over all though, it feels nice to sit in and look out of.
The cargo room - the wide open rear for loading. This is my first wagon, coming from a mid-sized SUV. Up-hill pull, cornering and passing power - reminds me of my old VW GTI with room. The seats are really well done and I found them to be better than fine on 300 mile plus trips. 28 MPG Highway.
In normal driving (I commute surface and freeway 40 miles round trip each day 23 MPG at best) Improve some of the loudness and bumpiness of the ride without losing the corning ability. Rear latch opening annoying. Back seats need to have more leg room. Better cup holders. Less plastic.
it drives and handles excellent ,nice excelleration, comfort good,it has stife susspension can feel bumps in road but it is a sports car what do you expect. headlights at night excellent fuel milage ok around 14 in city on highway maybe 29- 31.dependable ,nice looking car, for smoker it needs ash tray. ha ha