2003 Saab 9-3 Consumer Review: Fun, Fast & Comfortable Swedis

2003 Saab 9-3 - Consumer Review

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

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Fun, Fast & Comfortable Swedish Style!
By jimb on


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


My 2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible is a very reliable, comfortable, well-built automobile. Power from the turbo-charged 2.0 liter 4 is outstanding, as is the gas mileage - 20 mpg city, 28 highway. The seats are superb - I've driven 10 hours non-stop in complete comfort. The 9-3 handles well and provides a smooth, quiet ride. The power top operates without a hitch, and driving with the top down is a great experience. I love the styling of the Saab inside & out, and the trunk is quite large for a convertible. The rear seat is most suitable for 2 children or smaller adults, as the convertible top does take up some space. Overall I rate the Saab a 9+ out of 10.

Best Features

Comfort, power, ride, handling fuel economy. The fact that it is a convertible. Superb trunk space for a convertible. Weather band on factory stereo is a plus.

Worst Features

There is a bit of cowl shake due to the fact that it is a convertible, but it is not as pronounced as in some other convertibles. The stereo provides good sound quality, but could be better especially in a vehicle that stickered for nearly $43k. Overall a superb vehicle though.
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