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Used Saab Hatchback Ratings

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    11/2/2006 3:31:44 PM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: nice handling

    Cons: quality of parts

    Advice: this car is not reliable

    I am on my third waterpump after 50K, one replaced under warranty by the local Saab dealer (this speaks poorly for Kuni Saab in Oregon. Have had a couple of computer modules replaced, one by Kuni under warranty. I can only hope they did that one right. I am starting to get electrical problems (a rear window opens some of the time). I just had the air-conditioning fan replaced, after Kuni Saab did the same job 18 months ago. So either Kuni Saab has lousy service or the quality of Saab parts and overall reliability of the car is dismal.

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    1/21/2004 9:35:20 AM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: turbo!!!!!!!!

    Cons: wind and road noise

    Advice: it's exactly what you think a Saab, an European car, should feel like

    Since buying the car in the fall of 2002, the car has been trouble free and very good in the snow. There is ample smooth power from the turbo I-4 and the trunk space is amazing. One thing I do wish for is a quieter interior when compared to the Lexus and BMW. There is also too much lean in on turns initially. So far pleasantly surprised since I read a lot of negative reviews of this car before I bought it. My Saab has proved most of them wrong so far.

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    12/29/2002 9:29:05 AM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - Viggen 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: UNIQUE STYLING

    Cons: TORQUE STEER. LACK OF COMPARTMENT SPACE. CUPHOLDERS

    Advice: NOT TOO MANY LEFT OUT THERE. BETTER HURRY IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THIS CAR. SAAB GIVING GREAT DEALS KNOW.

    THIS CAR IS FUN TO DRIVE. EXCEPTIONAL POWER FROM THE 230 HP TURBO. THE TORQUE STEER IS SOMETHING TO GET USED TO. ALSO, SEEMS TO PULL OR JERK TO EITHER SIDE WHEN DRIVING ON UNEVEN ROAD SURFICES. NEVER FELT ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THAT ON OTHER CARS DRIVEN. LOVE THE UNIQUE STYLING OF THIS CAR. I ALWAYS LIKED THE IDEA OF HAVING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER GUY. TOP NOTCH SPORT LEATHER SEATING AND INTERIOR TOUCHES.

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    10/29/2002 8:09:17 AM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: turbo

    Cons: one rattle

    Advice: buy it

    Saab 9-3 has great power for accelerating. You can feel the boost come on at any time and it's just smooth sailing. The brakes are powerful too. Seats are very comfortable.

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    10/14/2002 9:31:43 AM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE Convertible

    Pros: Very responsive, turbo engine

    Cons: The convertible top, while up, has too many loose fits and squeaks.

    Advice: test drive with the top up, not as fun- but you'll find that most of your driving will be with the top up.

    The car exceeded my expectations in it's performance, but I've been disappointed in the quality. The convertible roof is loud, very loud. It squeaks at every turn, and the dealer hasn't been able to do much about it. I drove a VW convertible that felt more solid that my Saab. The electric seats make so much noise that I find myself sitting in what is the quietest position, rather than what is the most comfortable. I'm hopeful that the dealer can solve what they're calling 'easily fixed' problems. The car is very responsive, and is a treat to drive. It's interior has been improved to include things like On-Star as a standard feature. Almost everything you could want is already standard on the SE model. The backseats are so deep that it feels roomier than other convertibles in it's class- looks are deceiving.

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    7/31/2002 10:06:46 AM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: Turbo, speed alarm, gas mileage, ACC, sunroof, cockpit feel, hatchback

    Cons: lack of cup holders and center console, No headroom in back for people over 6 feet tall

    Advice: buy one now if you want a hatchback, 5 speeds are hard to get

    Wanted to get rid of my 2000 Blazer 2 door 4X4 because of gas mileage and suspension. I always like the Saabs unique look and when I saw what they were leasing for I had to check one out. I am glad I did because they had $3500 in rebates until the end of July (Something BMW will never have). The car fits me like a glove. It is quicker than everything else I have ever driven. The suspension is stiff but still compliant. The gas mileage of 22-32 will be much better than 11-22 I got in my Blazer. Very little torque steer unless you get on it when pulling away from a stop when making a left or right turn. I bought a midnight blue 5 speed Saab 9-3 SE 4 door hatch with the premium package and heated seats. Tons of room in the hatch area for storage. Excellent fit and finish, compare it to only the best of sport luxury cars.

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    7/29/2002 12:35:56 PM

    2002 Saab 9-3 - SE 4dr Hatchback

    Pros: The turbo blows all other cars out of the road

    Cons: Cup holders and the lack of a center counsel and rear center head rest

    Advice: Drive it and compare it. SAAB is on top

    My 9-3 is incredible. The only problem came recently at 15,000 miles. Throttle body went out, but SAAB service took care of the the 200 mile tow to the nearest SAAB dealer as well as all other repairs. What other hatchback can hit 140 mph and still ask for more. Very unique.