Used 2010 Saab 9-3 Consumer Reviews

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Good All-Around Sports Sedan

jbrockwell, 01/16/2011
2.0T 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Someone in review forum talking about future of the brand wrote that Saab should position itself as the $25K European sports sedan -- whether that is where the future is for Saab or not, I think it is a good way to position this model. It doesn't have a great interior compared to say an Audi A4 (my previous car), engine is not sublime, handling is OK (AWD helps considerably though I bought FWD version), brand cache is struggling and I will have to see on reliability. But after 2,000+ miles of driving, I have no major complaints. It's a good all around performer and if it doesn't quite excel in any obvious automotive review category, does enough to satisfy and bring the occasional smile.

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Better than I'd expected

2Saab, 09/08/2010
Aero 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

We wanted to replace a pick up for better fuel economy. Saab's tasteful design, functional and pleasing layout of controls, good fuel economy, safety, and good looks all factored into the decision. In the end our 7 year old Saab (purchased used) sold us on the new one. After several years of ownership, we still flip a coin over who gets to drive it. Instead of a van or CUV that doesn't handle like a car, we have a car that handles well, and still will accommodate a lot of stuff.

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Extremely reliable even after 160,000 miles!

Mills, 01/07/2016
Aero 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I purchased this car new in 2010 for $32,000. I currently have 162,000 miles on it and it has been extremely reliable. The engine runs great and so far the transmission has worked fine as well. I had to replace a drive shaft at 100K miles and a wheel bearing at 140K miles. As of today with 160K miles, I do need rear CV boots, a front vacuum pump and a transfer case seal. It would cost me approximately $1,850 to repair all of those items. I don't know if I will bother spending the money to fix these issues since I have so many miles on the car. I have to say though, it has been a fun car to drive and it has never failed me. I have always serviced it as per the manufacturers specs and I'm sure that's partly why it has run so well. .... A little about me, I am 5'-6" tall and the seats and cabin room are perfect for me!

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SAAB lives

socom18d, 07/18/2010
2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

Second Saab, chose over Audi and BMW. Vehicle handles great and does everything well for thousands less than equal competition.The wife had to have manual transmission, only reasonable competition was Subaru but she did not like the design.

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Nice Car with great Incentives!

jason60050, 11/29/2010
2.0T 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Coming from a Lexus GS350 this is quite a difference. I love the way it handles and the XWD with the 6 speed auto is wonderful. I could not pass up the deal on this vehicle. Almost $12k off sticker. Despite what they say as this being an outdated car with not a lot to offer compared to the 3 series, A4, etc could not beat the price with this one.

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