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Pros: Road handling and speed
Cons: Computer read out; no center console
Advice: Buy smart! Fully tricked out this car should cost no more than $27K!You'll see it elsewheres: drive this car. Feel the 'pop' of the turbo going from 40 to 60 in about .5 seconds. If you like the feel of a cockpit, if you want to be singular on the road, drive a Saab. This car loves curves, and churns out 32 mpg on highways- plus takes 87 petro!
Pros: ignition switch
Advice: try itGreat car. My favorite
Cons: price, service/maintenance required
Advice: if you like to drive try SAAB at least once!Nice solid ride yet very fun to drive. Buttons and displays are well positioned. SAAB needs to enter their vehicles in crash tests. Handles well in snow and bad weather. Better than BMW or Volvo.
Advice: Classy, sporty and different. Enjoy!I've had my 2002 Saab 9-3 SE for about two months now. No complaints. I was originally planning on purchasing a 3 series BMW or A4 Audi. I'm glad I went with the Saab. All three offered nice options, some snob appeal and a sporty ride, but the Saab has one thing on these other two. You do not see them every other mile. If this is important to you, consider this car.
Pros: The convertible top
Cons: The cup holder
Advice: Test drive it.I truly enjoy driving my Saab 93 SE. it has been with me since August, whn I traded in a BMW. I looked at the new 3 series and the Volvo. I have been delighted with the reliability, service experience, but most of all the sheer fun of this car. It is sure footed in the snow, has space for four (if neccesary) and is just great with the top down.