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2009 BMW 3-Series

2009 Saab 9-3

  2009 BMW 328i 2009 Saab 9-3 XWD
MSRP
$33,600
$30,360
Invoice $30,910 $28,933
MPG
City/Highway
16/36 15/29
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 BMW 3-Series is an enthusiast's dream, yet not-quite-perfect safety ratings, smallish rear seats, and some fussy controls might wrinkle potential buyers' noses. Read Full Review Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stellar six-cylinder engine
  • Interior comfort, function, aesthetics
  • Suite of passive and active safety features
  • Intuitive driving demeanor
  • Surprising efficiency

Dislikes:

  • Pricey options
  • Somewhat tricky clutch on manual
  • Optional iDrive is fussy, complex

Likes:

  • Base turbo engine is both strong and fuel-efficient
  • Crisp steering and great handling
  • Nice interior design

Dislikes:

  • Pricey, even compared against luxury competitors
  • Too-firm ride in Aero and Turbo X
  • Cut-rate GM switchgear is obvious in a few cases
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