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Saab 9-3 1998 - 2003
Saab 9-3, 1998 - 2003
517RatingAverage car rating4.00% worse than average rating of competitors (4.0)Review number: 17
2% better than average rating of competitors (3.9)3% worse than average rating of competitors (4.1)3% better than average rating of competitors (4.0)1% better than average rating of competitors (3.9)6% worse than average rating of competitors (4.1)
RecommendsYes 88% No 12%
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The Saab 9-3 is a compact luxury car produced with three- or five-door hatchback and two-door convertible bodies. 9-3 shares its platform with the Opel Vectra and with the Cadillac BLS. This is the smallest Saab except for the short-lived model 9-2X, which was built on a Subaru Impreza base. This model was the last Saab to have a H-series engine developed by the company. The first-generation 9-3 is essentially a refurbishment of the last-generation Saab 900. Externally, the changes have been very minor, but improved vehicle handling and significantly improved safety with the now standard side-impact airbags and head protection. Both the Saab 9-5 and Saab 9-3 were the first cars in the world to score the highest score in Euro NCAP tests in a side impact. Later, the Volvo S40 turned out even better. The 9-3 was also produced with a new low-pressure turbo engine, and for the first time Saab received a diesel engine borrowed from Opel Vectra.
The Saab 9-3, along with the Saab 9-5 and the Volvo S70, were the first cars in the world to score the highest score in the Euro NCAP side impact tests.
 
A special version of the Saab 9-3 Viggen was produced named as the previously produced Saab 37 Viggen fighter. The Viggen developed 230 hp (172 kW) at a turbine pressure of 1.4 bar (Mitsubishi TD04-HL15-5 turbine). New Viggen buyers in the U.S. received two-day driving courses and had the opportunity to dine with Saab U.S. dealers. The program was called the Viggen Flight Academy and later evolved into the SAAB Aero Academy.
 
The car was voted one of the top ten in 1998 and 1999 (according to Fortune Magazine).
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Reviews: 17
2020-05-29
Saab 9-3 2.0T 113kw 1999
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Comfortable, safe, design (interior and exterior)
Faults, fuel consumption
In the Netherlands, I bought and retrieved a very good condition from the former SAAB showroom in 1999. Saab 9-3 with the rarer but more reliable B204E 113kw / 154ag 2.0T engine. Costs: In the city (Vilnius) ingestion 12.5-16.2 L ...
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2016-07-20
Saab 93 2.2 TiD 2000 m.
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Output, seats,
brown, price of parts, depreciation, hard to sell, chassis solid, poor sound insulation
I decided to buy a Saab because the price and what you get for it is really good. In Lithuania, Saabs are really undervalued. But it is definitely a good machine if it is maintained on time. I myself had a 93 cup. First of all, I ...
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2016-06-22
can 9-3;?85 kw 2000 m.
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Reliable as a tractor
Unpleasant to drive
Hi, I was tempted to Saab 9-3, I was interested in this car from various sources, the reviews were really good, so I decided to buy an inexpensive and reliable car. Tempted by the affordable price and positive reviews. The purchas...
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2014-09-22
SAAB 9-3 2.2 Tid
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Reliability, price, convenience, fuel consumption, appearance
there is no coffee cup holder.
In two and a half years, the failures did not go away, only the current ones were done - brakes, lubricants, belts. The suspension is quite comfortable, but at the same time stable in turns. The cabin is comfortable, the seats are...
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2014-06-24
SAAB 2002 diesel 92 KW
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Very good value for money. Great salon. Safe car in case of an accident. Chain instead of belt, no belt change after 70 t.km. mileage, change the circuit by 0.5 million. km. Very spacious trunk
Slightly little space for rear seating.
The price-quality ratio of the car is much better than that of Audi, VW and others. car....
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2014-04-18
I do not recommend
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comfortable seats;?audio quality of audio equipment;?low diesel consumption (7 liters in the city);?functional steering wheel
a lot of small between which and the slowly rising puppy winter
I have this car for about a year, I bought in Kaunas car market driven from Germany for 4500lt. I enjoyed the time because the car looked and drove perfectly. Good anti-corrosion, minimal rust. The original audio system is very hi...
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2014-01-02
Saab 9-3 2001 2.2 Tid coupe
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Equipment, reliability, cheap operation, uniqueness
famous engine work, run out of pixels
I personally like the machine because it has many advantages. webbing, air conditioning, autopilot, on-board compass, leather interior, capacious luggage, good audio equipment, and other little things. and exceptional appearance. ...
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2013-12-19
can be 93 2.2tid
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exclusivity, cheapness, reliability, spacious trunk
noisy, little space at the back
a machine of strange beauty from the outside, quite different from the inside, to me the leather bright salon looks quite pleasant. I have had a car for 5 years, the biggest evils would be a rather noisy engine, little space for r...
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2013-03-03
1998 Saab 9-3 2.2TID 85KW
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Exclusive design, spacious trunk, inexpensive operation, reliability
Loud engine work, lack of body parts
The main reasons to buy a Saab 9-3: safety (lost in an accident during operation, but many crash tests show that it is a very safe car), exclusivity, style elements unique to Saab cars, roomy trunk, ample equipment, small car pric...
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2012-08-14
Saab 9-3 1999m 2.2tid 85kw
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Daaaaau advantage, from light wipers to webasto and large luggage compartment
Hard suspension
Not a bad car, good construction, a lot of advantages, all of them are difficult to name :), the following rule applies !!!...
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2012-02-25
Saab
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Reliability, traction, style, assembly quality, price.
Early salon
Advantages: 1. It can be bought cheaply and is not as distorted as vw, audi or bmw. 2. Distinctiveness 3. Does not steal, does not peel off any molded headlights and the like, the original equipment is very good and it does not in...
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2011-10-13
Saab 9-3 2.2Tid
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new, sturdy, versatile, safe, elegant.
the body isore loving to brown (like an opel) continuing everything normally.
a very manoeuvrable, softly quiet driving car. VERY EXCELLENT quality gray velor interior, comfortable leather steering wheel. the whole finish is soft and quite high quality. safe car, very roomy and spacious....
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2011-08-17
good car Saab 9-3 2.2Tid
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good-looking, comfortable, new, big, reliable
I don't even know
there is nothing to dislike, in the beginning the interior design turned out very strange..in time I got used to it and everything is fine!?9-3 Hatchback has a huge luggage !!?just adore hecbeka. very soft gray velor interior.smug...
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2010-03-18
5-door chatchback
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Although there is little space for passengers in the second row, the trunk is incredibly spacious. A comfortable and fairly economical car, provided the engine and suspension are well maintained....
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2008-07-04
Saab 9-3 2.2 TID 2001
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When I was looking for a car, I didn?t think about buying a Saab at all, but it was enough to see a generation and I fell in love with it, especially when I saw my own. I cheated quite a bit when I bought it because the sellers we...
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2006-11-01
SAAB 9-3 S
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Safe, comfortable enough car. It?s practically the weakest petrol turbine engine fitted to the 9-3 boot, so power is sometimes lacking (when it wasn?t lacking ...), although overall a dynamic car. Spacious luggage compartment, the...
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2006-10-26
SAAB 9-3
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Atmospheric engine, trampoline, Practically no one to die for :-) Safe machine: both in terms of passive and active safety, and criminogenic. Convenient for the driver, but only up to certain of the latter dimensions. The steering...
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Saab car timeline
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  Mid-size 9009-39-39-3  
  Large  9-59-59-5  
  Mid-size SUV   9-7X  
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