2003 Saab 9-3 Consumer Review: Caught the Swedish Bug

2003 Saab 9-3 - Consumer Review

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SE Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Caught the Swedish Bug
By VW to Saab on


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


When my daughter needed a car for school, reluctantly I gave her my beloved Jetta and purchased a used Saab 93 convertible. It's now my beloved Saab. Amazing car!! Purchased with 46K miles already on it, the Saab performs beautifully. A heavier car than the Jetta, the steering is only slightly less responsive, but you can feel the weight of this car. It's solid. Comfy and sexy! The mileage - near 30 mpg highway. The car has its quirks - a wonky gas gauge and that damn SID that reads like Braille - but these are easy to overlook when you hit that turbo and the car responds without a hiccup. No maintenance woes to date. Amazing since the car was in a flood 4 years ago. So far, fantastic!

Best Features

Turbo, heated leather seats, comfortable ride, radio controls on steering wheel, convertible.

Worst Features

How about an information display that shows all its info? Design flaw that should be fixed by now (I hope!).
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