No matter, though; flooring the gas pedal makes for fun, even exhilarating driving, especially with the top down. Don't shy away from this car because of other peoples problems when most of everyone's reasons are minor things that shouldn't sway your decision. The car is still new so no reports on maintenance just yet. But what happened to the reading lights for the backseat? It wasn't hard to notice the difference of my explorer and fixing it every other month, wondering if it was going to run rather than starting up the Saab and knowing it's going to run. Parking The 9-3's rear deck is modestly proportioned, especially when compared to some current folding hardtops, so reversing isn't too problematic. To its credit, Saab seems to spend just as much time sorting out the less expensive models so that they showcase some interesting fabrics and materials.
The exterior is also very nice. I'm in love with this car, and after driving it, I dread the thought of having to turn to a different brand eventually. As a backyard mechanic for 40 years having worked on most brands, I can't say enough about how well this machine is built. I have never taken it to the shop, but Saab of Troy offers free service oil change, check up, etc. Only the quality of construction lets it down; some of the plastics have a sexy rubberised feel but others - the stalks and handbrake, for example - feel brittle and poorly finished.
It has been as reliable as any car I've owned, and I do keep up with all maintenance and repairs as they come up. I had my previous Saab droptop for ten years before I sold it, and I plan on having the current one for at least as long. He's getting about 30 mpg, it rides nice and his older sisters are jealous of all the options that he has especially heated seats and seatbacks! A solid built and stable car. Saab Survived - Thank You Koenigsegg — great car in every way. I have no complaints about the build quality, however it only has 4000 miles on it. The handling it sporty, but a little numb. I can see the attraction in either.
There were significant problems with the tranny that they couldn't figure out until about 65,000 miles. It is the most awful cup holder in the planet. The included heat shield is designed to create a screen between the air filter and the warm air in the engine compartment. None of these systems ever had a true issues since the first few time it came on I called the dealer, but the computer thinks it does. I love the way the car is built although after a couple of weeks I had to change the serpentine belt which required a special tool. Fuel Consumption Economy , Emissions and Range Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 10. Saab 9 3 Sport Hatch Vector 2.
Car security Soft-tops are inferior to hard-tops on safety, for obvious reasons, making ownership impractical or at least considerably more expensive, for anyone without their own garage. It tends to understeer a little under extreme maneuvers. Thumbs down on that one. And would I recommend it? The 9-3 possesses a sort of rangy, effortless grace that makes driving a pleasure at real-world speeds. It is a average good car. However, residual values will remain strong, helped by the relatively small numbers of 9-3 Convertibles that appear on the roads. Rear seats are better than in most direct rivals.
Mechanically it just runs and runs and runs. That's changed somewhat so that today it is definitely a premium product with process to match, though some will still judge the Swedish companies to be less desirable than their German rivals. The interior styling is excellent, however I'm not a huge fan of the two-tone seats. The default loan term is an average loan term of 3 years. Shorter drivers, or those adopting Saab's preferred low-slung driving position may have some problems with the roof up, though. If you need to get somewhere quick, this car will get you there! For stopping power, the 9 3 Sport Hatch Vector 2. It's a six speed manual arc and is extremely fun to drive.
Drive A Saab — One of the best cars you can get. The air mass meter flange is welded to a carefully selected pipe section with correct air flow cross section to maintain proper air mass meter readings. The results from these calculators are an approximate guide only and are subject to change. The new Saab 9-3 shares much of its underpinnings with the new Vauxhall Vectra. Primary Use: Commuting to work Saab 9-3 Aero Mt — Performance - It accelerates very well but loses traction in first gear.
The seats and driving position are excellent and the space in both rows and the boot puts the 9-3 near the top of its class. Hose clamps and installation hardware 6. Our turbo intake system has better air flow than the stock air box and intake pipe. The car runs and drives fantastic. The gas mileage is unprecedented when you consider the power these cars have. That said, fit and finish are very good overall, the leather is nice and pretty and soft, and at night the dash and lighted controls are just this side of understated. For years, Saab has mounted its ignition in the center console, produced front-wheel-drive automobiles when others hadn't thought about it, and designed cars with hatchbacks in a world of notchbacks or trunks.