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2008 saab 9-3 Sedan Gas Mileage
2008 saab 9-3 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 23 combined MPG 19 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2008 saab 9-3 Aero 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/26 highway MPG
2008 saab 9-3 Turbo X 4dr Sedan AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/24 highway MPG
used 2008 Saab 9-3 Sedan Overview
The used 2008 Saab 9-3 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Aero 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M), and Turbo X 4dr Sedan AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6M). Pre-owned 9-3 Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 280 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2008 9-3 Sedan comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2008 Saab 9-3 Sedan?
Save up to $228.1 on one of 7 used 2008 Saab 9-3s for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $5495 as of Jan 23, 2018, based on data from 6 dealers and 9 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2008 Saab 9-3 trim styles:
The used 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero is priced around $8445 with average odometer reading of 95939 miles.
The used 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T is priced around $6390 with average odometer reading of 88495 miles.
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What do people think of the 2008 Saab 9-3 Sedan? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2008 Saab 9-3 Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2008 9-3 Sedan a 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2008 9-3 Sedan.
Review I had never planned on buying a Saab and in fact all I could remember at the time was how ugly the older Saabs looked. A friend of mine had a 2005 Saab 9-3 and the first time I rode in it I was truly surprised. It was far from the hatchback design of the S900 and it was quick and had nice fit and finish. This began my passion for these cars. I have driven a 2005 9-3 2.0T a 2006 9-3 aero, and two different 2008 9-3 2.0T. All the cars I had were great although I did experience less than stellar performance in the Pirelli and Continental tires that they were putting on the cars until 2008 when the TMPS sensor option was included. I have been very pleased with the reliability of all the cars I owned and feel that the 2008 and up Model Years to have the best long term reliability. This is why I went ahead and purchased one after my lease on my first 08 9-3 ended. The overall fuel efficiency of this car is excellent and seems to beat many other makes for the power output that it gives. I worked for VW and Audi and have driven many of their cars and just don’t feel that their 2.0T has as much power as the 9-3. Even though the 2.0T for Audi and VW has been rated very high I know internally that there are still issues with oil consumption and slug in models that this engine has been used in, and that’s why I would never purchase anything containing their 2.0T. The new styling in 08 really for me was a winner. I had appreciated the older design, but wasn’t a fan of all the plastic rubbing strips and trim that was visible on the outside of the car. I was happy to see that the facelift was focused on the outside and left the interior relatively untouched. The only thing that I wish had been standard on the 2.0T is visible sports exhaust, and xenon option. I really enjoy the interior and the only thing I would have like to see is a little less plastic and more leather covered surfaces like on the door handles and the front panel that surrounds the radio and instrument cluster. The leather I’ve noticed stays in good condition if you maintain it, however if you don’t after about 100,000K the driver’s seat gets pretty rough looking. In older VW models that have leather it holds up much better probably due to several seemed portions on the seat bottoms rather than one large piece that tends to get stretched like in the 9-3.