Used 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M) Consumer Reviews
I purchased this car used with almost 200,000 miles on it. Two years later, I'm thinking about trading it...simply because the miles are racking up. I've had no problems with it. I use premium gas ALWAYS and keep the oil changed as recommended with the best oil. I would purchase another in a second if they were still selling them. My favorite and best car ever! And I've owned 3 BMW's, an Acura, Land Rover...hands down the very best! Love it!
I've owned many types of vehicles over time and the Saab 9-3 Aero is hands down, the most enjoyable to drive. As of this writing, I've owned it for four months with not a single problem. It's nice to know there's a good warranty just in case. It's also nice to drive a car that's not as common as my wife's Altima. Sometimes, I will see as many as 5 or 6 of the Altimas in one parking lot! Unlike many of your basic cars, the Saab Aero has character. Highly recommend the Saab Aero.
I purchased my new 2007 Aero Sedan on Wednesday and have driven it less than 100 miles but it sure is a nice change from the VW R32 that I traded. I love the comfort of the front seats although they do seem to be a bit narrow. The biggest disappointment is the much maligned dash mounted "cup holder" it really is as bad as advertised! Power is ample but not as good as I anticipated. if I was looking for a quick sedan this car wouldn't have made the short list, it does sound good though. Good choice so far.
Just completing 3 years of ownership and still love to drive it. Looked at A4, 3 Series, etc and settled on Saab as the quirky underdog. But for the price (around $30k out the door at the time), much faster than similar priced cars, and none of the BMW snooty/arrogance in the in the image. More often than not, people are surprised by the power, the speed off the line, and the PASSING POWER - love driving this car on highways (great seats, good size, great visibility for a modern car...at least the sedan is, not sure of wagon). Not for those wanting quick respect from other "car people", but lots of fun if you want a practical compromise and still have a blast on an interstate.
Looked at the A4, S60R and TL before buying the Aero. Traded an older A4 Avant (2000). Turbo is a little flat in top gear passing, but I believe that's somewhat common in 6sp with turbo motors. Lag off the line is there, but minimal, then picks up much quicker than the new A4 turbos (even the Saab 2.0T seemed to have better acceleration than the A4 2.0T, though the Audi is smoother). Excellent on the highway, fun on backroads (excellent powerband from around 1800rpm on), with an easier clutch than on the Audis (both old and new). The Aero's spoiler is VERY low to the ground. Seats are comfortable, but interior controls/surfaces feel very cheap.