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2008 Volvo S40

2009 Saab 9-3

  2008 Volvo S40 4-door Sedan 2.4L Man FWD Open Doors 2009 Saab 9-3 XWD
MSRP
$24,365
$30,360
Invoice $22,903 $28,933
MPG
City/Highway
18/28 15/29
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan. 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:

  • Quiet, refined interior
  • Interior styling is fashionable and functional
  • Agility combined with the poise of a larger car
  • Easy maneuverability and parking
  • Available safety features

Dislikes:

  • Top T5 models can be pricey when optioned up
  • Choppy ride in T5
  • Lack of manual transmission

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
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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