Used 2005 Saab 9-3

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2005 Saab 9-3
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2005 Saab 9-3

Pros

  • Handles well for a front-drive car, frugal yet powerful engines, generous passenger room, class-leading trunk space.

Cons

  • Suspension should be stiffer on Aero models, ride can be harsh over bumps, interiors lack upscale look and feel, weak stereos.
Saab 9-3 years

Used 2005 Saab 9-3 for Sale

Saab 9-3 2005 Arc 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
53,427 miles
Used 2005
Saab 9-3
Arc
Commonwealth Motorcars
8.3 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Saab 9-3 2005 Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
110,000 miles
Used 2005
Saab 9-3
Linear
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
WE DO GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL!!!!! PRICE EXCLUDES PROCESSING FEE OF $149.OO. (((---> CARPLEX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISPRINT ON FEATURES EQUIPMENT PRICE ETC. <--- ))). WE ARE LOCATED AT 9131 ANTIQUE WAY MANASSAS VA 20110. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.THERE IS NOT ANY FREIGHT OR DESTINATION CHARGES ON ANY VEHICLE. BUY OR SELL YOUR VEHICLE HERE. 15 MINUTES PURCHASE AND DELIVERY PROCESS. ALL VEHICLES ARE VIRGINIA INSPECTED AND COMES WITH THREE MONTHS (3000 MILES) NATIONWIDE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE. WE ARE OPEN MON.-SAT. 10:00am-8:00pm AND SUN. 11:00am-5:00pm. AUTOCHECK REPORT IS AVAILABLE APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN
Saab 9-3 2005 Arc 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
94,839 miles
Used 2005
Saab 9-3
Arc
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$5,490
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Saab 9-3 2005 Aero 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
120,660 miles
Used 2005
Saab 9-3
Aero
I-Deal Cars
90 mi away
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Dealer Notes
2005 SAAB 9-3 AERO, VIN%3A YS3FH79Y256004892, CONVERTIBLE, 2.0L I4 F DOHC, GASOLINE, FRONT WHEEL DRIVE %2A%2A%2A CLEAN CARFAX%2A%2A%2A GREAT SERVICE HISTORY %2A%2A%2A RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT%2A%2A%2A LEATHER, POWER SEATS AND DOORS, TURBO, AM/FM, CD, AC, CRUISE CONTROL, FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES PLEASE VISIT WWW.IDEALCARSALE.COM OR GIVE US A CALL AT 717-232-0800
Saab 9-3 2005 Linear 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
70,529 miles
Used 2005
Saab 9-3
Linear
Car Guys Online
97.9 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Roomy and fun to drive, the 9-3 is a solid buy among entry-level luxury cars. Just don't expect the razor-sharp reflexes and highly refined interiors of its German and Japanese competitors.

2005 Highlights

A new in-dash DVD-based navigation system is added to the options list. The 9-3 convertible is now available in entry-level Linear trim.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Saab 9-3.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

9.3 convertible.....I'm not getting rid of it
jbeloff,08/12/2013
I have owned a saab for over 20 years and find them to be the highest quality car. While Saab has had it's many challenges over the years it has always produce a solid performer with above average reliability. Unfortunately the markets tends to go with the brands with the biggest budget to impress you with the image of it's brand. Saab has done a outstanding job mixing form with function. Everyone who has enjoyed the ride in my car are always impressed with the quality and find themselves asking why they never considered on. Saabs brand deserves leadership that can carry it's unique niche and continue it's quality builds to attract more owners looking for something that just works well.
Very satisfying drive.
MJ,04/30/2009
The 9-3 convertible is a total package that comes together for a very satisfying ride. If you look at any one detail of the car it may or may not be best in class, but when combined it just makes you smile. It gives a solid, tight, controlled ride, a little busy on bad pavement. You're very connected to the road. Acceleration from a dead stop is nothing special, but when you're on the road the passing power is impressive! Very comfortable seats. The automatic top opens/closes in 20 secs, even if you're driving (slowly). The stereo isn't strong, but its notes & sounds are very precise (don't confuse bass boost with good music). There's a reason this is Saab's most popular car.
Better than expected
tom,02/21/2009
I purchased this car used with 45,000 miles on it and 6 mos. left on the factory warranty. The car has been great, looks and runs like a brand new car with no problems. It was a one owner car that I purchased from the original selling dealer.
Not too happy with my convertible
atlantaowner,04/15/2008
I first bought a 93 Aero, it shook terribly, turned it back in and got a 93 Arc...this one shakes! In a loaner from the dealer and it shakes at 70 mph. My car has been in the shop for over a month just because of a simple (I thought) balancing job. But it turns out that it couldn't get fixed, so they had to replace all 4 tires! Not even a year after my 2nd purchse, I am already planning to trade in after summer. Do not buy a 93 convertible unless you're prepared for it to be in the shop time after time after time. It's in the shop for 'updates' seems like every month. If you want a high maintenance car, this one's for you!
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Saab 9-3
Used 2005 Saab 9-3 Overview

The Used 2005 Saab 9-3 is offered in the following submodels: 9-3 Sedan, 9-3 Convertible. Available styles include Linear 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Arc 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Arc 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Linear 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Aero 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and Aero 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Saab 9-3?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Saab 9-3 trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Saab 9-3 Arc is priced between $5,490 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 53427 and94839 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Saab 9-3 Linear is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 110000 and110000 miles.

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