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2004 Saab 9-3

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Best car for the money
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Kenneth James
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The drive is the experience for the love of driving with the handling and feel of the car is unexplainable. You just drive this car once and you will understand my delight with driving this car. So, give it a test drive and make the decision for yourself and appreciate speed and comfort of a once in a lifetime automobile.


Best Features

The way the car handling with so much ease and flexible in traffic.


Worst Features

None.


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So far, so great
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By mechanical engineer4
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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55,000 miles and I love it. Great fuel mileage (around 40). I drive the speed limit and my trip computer shows well over 40 mpg at 55 mph.


Best Features

The interior layout and the seats. They are the most comfortable of any car I have ever driven. And I really put on the miles. Long trips are easy with this car.


Worst Features

Make them cheaper.


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Great Car
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By Bryan
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought my Saab 9-3 Linear after driving a Honda Accord for 6 years. I have always loved Saabs. The car is fun to drive and handles beautifully on the road. It is a bit bumpy due to the lower profile and the sport tires. The interior is great, cabin is very aero dynamic with a great sound ssytem and full curtain air bags. Standard with anti lock brakes and stabila-trac handling. This is a great sporty car that appeals to those who want a quality car at a reasonable price that says luxury and sporty.


Best Features

Handling, sound system, security and safety feaures.


Worst Features

Seat positioning and standard aux outlet for MPS/iPods (mine I had installed for $300.00).


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2nd times a charm
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Voelkner
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is my second Saab. First was a 2000 9-3. Very quirky. Had a mind of its own. The 2004 is much better in many ways. Have driven this car for 2 and a half years w/o any major problems. Battery did die at 2 years; replaced under warranty. It was a stock battery, knew it would happen sooner or later. Also had a problem with tire wear; replaced at 50%. Otherwise, car has been very good. Gas mileage is great, seats are comfortable, trunk is huge.


Best Features

Gas mileage, peppiness with auto/manual feature. Comfort of seats on long trip.


Worst Features

Dash board materials are cheap for a 30K car. Stereo can barely be heard above wind with windows down.


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Unreliable!! Unsatisfied owner
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Saab Owner
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've had my car a little over two years and now I've started to have problems. List of the problems I've encountered: computer chip in key not working - go to open car and won't unlock - had to get new keys programmed twice, tail lights went out - dealer stated it was due to the lights running all the time, left work one day and car wouldn't start - needed a new battery - dealership claimed it was due to the HOT weather, had to replace all four tires due to tread running thin before 2 yrs. If you have the a/c on high and need to accelerate to get on freeway car has no power... very sluggish. This wknd engine light came on... will take in Monday. Looking to trade it before warranty expires at 50k :(


Best Features

Design is nice and turn ratio is good.


Worst Features

Needs to be more reliable!


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