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2004 Saab 9-3

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Love my
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By bunkyP
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Vehicle

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


Review

By far the funnest car I've
driven. I have not had any problems
with rattles as previous posters have
mentioned. I have experienced
the "clunk" noise backing out of my
driveway, but am 99% certain that it is
just the hangers for the exhaust system
moving. Its really no big deal.
Dealership experience was excellent -
they take care of you (free car wash
coupons around town, discounted service
coupons, accessories, etc.). Only 8K
miles so far, but if overall
reliability is good, the next car I buy
will buy a 9-5!


Best Features

Ergonomics are excellent (lighting, feel of controls, placement), heated seats, huge trunk, a blast to drive!


Worst Features

As many others before me have said, the rear speakers in the base stereo are pathetic, and you can't just cruise down to Best Buy to get new ones (different elec. specs). Sound from front is good, though.


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Safest Car on the Road!!
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By benji05
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Just recently I was involved in a 3
car pile up. A teenager driving about
45 slammed into the car behind me and
then that car slammed into me. I got
out of my car a little shook up and
expected my 3 month old saab to be
totaled, and to my astonishment there
wasnt a scratch or dent on it!! Now
the car that hit me and the other car
were totally totaled and could not be
driven away from the accident! This is
the safest car out there. What other
car do you know of that can withstand
and 45 mph collision without a
scratch? I would recommend this car to
anyone! It has a beautiful design and
flawless inteior. Very quit and great
power. and every safety feature is o


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Cheaper is definitely not better!
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By Sad Saab Owner
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

So you want a luxury vehicle and a 9-3
is appealing because it is cheaper
right. Don't make the same mistake we
have all made. I am writing this review
to save you time and money. Spend the
extra money and get a car worthy to be
called a luxury vehcile. Saabs are
different but when it comes to
reliability and build quality the 9-3 is
a definite NO,NO,NO... I wanted to love
this car, I
paid cash for it. It is a DEFINITE THAT
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS.
These problems range from rattles to
weird problems with the transmission,
brake noise, to things just not
working. PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE
HEADACHE. DO NOT BUT A 9-3.


Best Features

Exterior styling is its only good quality.


Worst Features

This design should be scrapped and redesigned.


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love my 9-3
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By saab fan
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Love this car. My wife & I have been
looking @ this car since its debut in
2003 and have not been disappointed.
Have red linear with manual trans,
sunroof, 17" sport wheels, and premium
package. Ride & handling is
excellent. Interior very appealing.
Like having a car not alot of people
have. We love driving this car.


Best Features

Driving, handling, styling.


Worst Features

Only improvement would be for better stereo & speakers.


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All is well in Sweden
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By jupp-shannon
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Vehicle

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


Review

Exterior styling looks extremely sleek
from previous year. The interior is
extremely comfortable and attractive.
Controls are layed out nicely. The
mounted steering stero controls are an
added bonus. Rear cargo space is ample.
Steering and handling is extremely
agile and fun to drive. Smooth and
quiet at freeway speeds.


Best Features

Interior controls and heated seats.


Worst Features

Cup holder mounted on dash is quirky. Room for 2 cups in the console would be better.


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