Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3

Overall Average Rating - 82.77%Position in the Top 100 cars - 67th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 82ndBuild Quality: 74thRunning Costs: 56thPerformance: 46thBraking: 59thRide Quality: 72ndHandling: 77thPracticality: 67thComfort: 13thEase of Driving: 64th

Your Quotes

“While it can be pretty good in some parts and even excellent in a few areas, overall my Saab 9-3 doesn't quite make the grade.”

Mr Michael Whitelegge - Bedfordshire

“Disappointed, it is apparently based on the old Vauxhall Vectra, and boy does it feel like it!”

Mr Andy Harman - Powys

“Good enough tool for the job.”

Mr Peter Ashley - Surbiton

“Convertible turbo absolute joy in the summer.”

Ian Hart - Leeds

“Previously had a Vectra and it was much better specified and better fuel economy. I really thought the Saab would be a step up. Wrong.”

Mr Ian Lowe - Lancs

“It's a very very pleasant car to drive. Initially it was a little slow but with the Saab power upgrade it's become a joy with no fuel economy penalties for the additional 30% power that is noticeable. It has never let me down in two years of commuter motoring and a few motoring holidays and the only problem I have had with it that the internal heater fan mounting broke and could not be switched on in recirc mode. This was fixed under warranty.”

Mr Bruce Gray - Worcestershire

“Comfortable, fast, relatively economical, great boot. Suited to motorways rather than bends.”

Mr Peter Shaw - Surrey

“Supremely comfortable and supportive seats. Even though the car is aimed at junior execs, it is quite practical for families too with a good sized boot and folding rear seats. A few rattles but nothing too intrusive. Outstanding value for money compared to other junior execs. Would benefit from a more powerful diesel, however.”

Mr Paul Rose - Warks

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 15th)

Despite its tiny model range and lack of innovative design in recent years, Saab can still rely on the support of its loyal customer base. However, with a three-place drop down the chart, are fans of the Swedish firm getting fed-up? Iffy reliability is matched by mid-table finishes in most other ranks. Only the outstanding comfort of Saab’'s models has saved it from embarrassment.

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