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2008 Saab 9-3

2008 BMW 3-Series

  2008 Saab 9-3 4-door Wagon SportiCombi Side Exterior View 2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View
MSRP
$28,445
$32,700
Invoice $27,108 $30,085
MPG
City/Highway
16/29 14/30
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Although the 2008 Saab 9-3 isn’t as stylish and recognizable, it is a unique and stealthy alternative to more frequently seen small sport sedans. Read Full Review The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Unique interior styling
  • Base turbo engine is powerful and fuel-efficient
  • Quick, crisp steering and great handling

Dislikes:

  • Some switchgear is recognizable from lesser GM cars
  • Very firm ride in Aero and Turbo X
  • Priced against top-tier luxury competitors

Likes:

  • Responsive, smooth, and refined
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Nice, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Controls not as straightforward as they could be
  • Wide center console and narrow footwells
  • Backseat space is still too tight for most
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