2005 Saab 9-3 - Linear Sport Sedan
Pros: Tons of safety features packed into this little car
Cons: Very little room in rear seats
Advice: Buy the base model - it's loaded, and the next model up is another $3,000, but the features aren't much better than the base modelThe car feels light and quick. Average acceleration at first, then the turbo charger kicks in... Steering is sensitive and light - takes some getting used to, especially at high speeds, but gives the driver complete control. Overall, fun to drive.
2005 Saab 9-3 - Aero Convertible
Pros: Saab performance and unique styling
Cons: Silly 'cup holder' over the sound system controls is only good as a phone holder
Advice: Drive it; you'll love it.This is my second Saab 9-3 convertible. I am spolied and could not enjoy even a test drive in anything else. The WOW! factor is just so BIG when driving the Saab 9-3. It performs like a (fast) magic carpet, handles any twists, turns, braking, and passing so effortlessly. Plus, it doesn't look just like 'everyone else's' car. I love it. Little irritations of the earlier years' model are fixed-- no more blind spot the size of Montana, slightly more roomy up front, better small storage up front, even cup holders! Great sound system, and do get the Navigation, as it is cool and worth it when you need a detour around a highway log-jam.