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By luthermarcus
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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Great over all car! Picked one up for 2,100$ best buy for a car I ever had at this price and even if i bought a more expensive car. Car handles well in the snow has that ump -pick-up-and-go- feel and drive. I got this gem cheap. In 2015 to get 2003 with this reliable didn't think it was possible at the price i bought it. One thing is the radio not married to the car which is a pain i have to go to place with tech equipment to get it working but for 2,100 i can not complain about the radio. Love saab getting a new version in the future.


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Good for a passionate car lover.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By matt_beckman
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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After driving 3 Saabs, a 2005, 2006 9.3 Turbo, and a 2003 9.5 Aero It is clear that Saabs are cars to be pampered and taken well care of. If you are looking for a reliable car with as little maintenance as possible this is not the car for you. Your better of with a Toyota. You will get what you give with Saab and the car is good for someone who enjoys taking care of cars as a passion and DOES NOT mind putting in an extra dollar to keep their jem running at top quality. For about $4500 the 2003 Areo is about the best sports car you can get for the price and
after regular
maintenance you can expect quick acceleration, good gas mileage, and an all over all smooth, stylish, and luxurious ride.


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By Andy
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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I am in Australia and I have the Arc. May I first say before I start that I owned a BMW 3 series and was after something more. I wanted another BMW (5 series) but I saw this beautiful thing across the car yard. I took it for a test drive and immediately fell in love with it. Quick off the line, the mid range clout was like nothing I have felt before. If you are thinking of buying a BMW, forget it, get a SAAB 95 Arc. More luxury and more power!!


Best Features

Power, so much power. Just the Power.


Worst Features

More lateral seat support. When you go around a corner your backside slides across!!


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Think Twice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By KC
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is a nice car but I would think twice about buying one used. I have found myself back at the dealer getting minor repairs countless times. And the minor problems always seem to stop the car from running i.e., I need a tow. If you're looking for a reliable used luxury car, this probably isn't the one.


Best Features

Acceleration.


Worst Features

Better reliability and of course cup holders.


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2003 Saab 9-5 ARC 3.0 Turbo Review
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By tommie mac
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0t 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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Purchased this "demo" from dealer with about 8k on it. Car performs very well, handles very nicely. Powerful. Full of creature comforts such as heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats. Seats are supportive yet comfortable. Air and heat are powerful and quick to get the cabin cool or warm. Brakes are awesome! Use only premium, get around 18 mpg mostly around town. Don't know why they stopped making this engine, it's superb! Still look forward to driving it after owning it for 3+ years.


Best Features

Rain sensing wipers, heated seats, backup sensor, "night dash" is very cool, sport mode tranmission, paddle shift on steering wheel, pop out cupholder.


Worst Features

Move window switches to door from center console (they did). Had couple of minor electrical problems - radio died, info display died, seat memory module died - all of which dealer took care of in one day under warranty. Dump the o/e Pirelli tires.


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