2003 Saab 9-3 Consumer Review: 200,000 and going strong

2003 Saab 9-3 - Consumer Review

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Arc Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
200,000 and going strong
By thartz on


2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


This is my 2nd Saab and it's just as bullet proof as the first. I picked this ARC with the 6 speed manual because of the motor. They are amazing. I average 27 mpg and 31-33 on the highway. I got the car with 92k on it because I was so comfortable with the drive train and it's not disappointed. I'm just below 200k now and put on over 700 miles this weekend. Sure there are little issues but it's 10 model years old and I paid under $7,000 for it 5 years ago so i can't possibly complain.

The rear main seal has a slow leak that the gasket sealers can't quite stop. The gas cap doesn't seal properly so the check engine light is on but all in all, it's been great.

Best Features

Motor, fuel economy, handling

Worst Features

A little too much plastic on the interior.
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