Saab 9-3 News

2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags
2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

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Saab May Not Be Saved After All: New Owner Being Forced Into Bankruptcy

We thought it was over. We thought that someone, somewhere had a solid plan to make Saab profitable -- something GM and Spyker were sadly never able to do. Unfortunately, Detroit News tells us that our hopes may have been in vain, because Saab's most recent "savior" could be heading for bankruptcy...Read More»

2014 Saab 9-3 Aero
Welcome Back, Saab: Production Of 9-3 Aero Relaunches Today

If you're a Saab fan, Christmas has come early -- or a few years late, depending on your point of view. The Swedish automaker essentially shut its doors in mid-2011, after years of sagging sales and Spyker's purchase of the company from General Motors. (If you've got the time, we've posted a...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-3
Saab's New Owners Set Goal:120,000 Vehicles A Year By 2016

The rumors about Saab's death have been greatly exaggerated -- at least, that's what the brand's new owners say. According to Bloomberg news, Saab's long-quiet assembly lines will return to action this summer, and the company hopes to meet some pretty lofty production goals within three years. A...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
7 Worst Cars To Gift Anyone, For Any Reason

We are finally at the season of giving once again. A time to reflect on the things we wish we had, then again, it can also be a time for thinking about the things you are thankful you don't have. Funny thing about gifts, most are given with good intentions. Sadly, not all gifts can be a blessing...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals On These Five Convertibles

  It may sound like some strange factoid hurtling in from a parallel universe, but ragtop shoppers, take heart: sometimes, convertibles are cheaper in summer. How can that be? We've seen automakers introduce convertibles in the dead of winter--when people are most receptive to the idea of a warm...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-3X
2010 Saab 9-3X Now Available (For Pre-Order, Anyway)

New Orleans Saints fans aren't the only ones with good reason to spring (or crawl) out of bed this morning. According to SaabHistory.com, Saab fans have cause to celebrate too, as Saab dealerships are now taking orders for the 2010 Saab 9-3X. (Saab enthusiasts from New Orleans: pace yourselves.)...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Spyker: Saab To Become A Streamlined Performance Brand

The long, strange saga of Saab is nearly at an end, and the company's new parent, Spyker, has now revealed plans for the brand's future. In a nutshell, Saab will be repositioned as a performance marque, based on a core group of three or four models. The Saab 9-3, 9-4X, and 9-5 are confirmed members...Read More»

Saab 9-3
Upcoming Concept Vehicle Will 'Define The New Saab'

The good news for Saab keeps on rolling: last month, we mentioned that the company's sale to Koenigsegg was looking like a done deal (thanks to a €400 million loan from the European Investment Bank), and now comes word that Saab is developing a new, small concept vehicle to presage the company's...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Aero
Saab To Introduce AWD 9-3X, New 9-5

Saab's 9-3, which we rated a rather middling 7.6 out of 10 overall in our Car Reviews section, is slated for an AWD option in its base model, to be named the 9-3X. Currently, AWD can only be had on the range-topping Turbo X model with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6, helping to quell its torque...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T
L.A. Show Preview: 2009 Saab 9-3 Convertible

Historians called it the Reagan Era, and we were all lulled to sleep by the threat of national prosperity and peace through strength. So confident and secure in its future was Saab that, 25 years ago, it cut the top from its mid-size sedan and offered it to the world as a convertible. That kind of...Read More»

WR: GM “Alpha” Spawns RWDers

Winding Road, Ann Arbor’s newest auto publication and already its leading consumer of draft beer, reports today that GM is developing a new rear-drive architecture that could spawn a new Pontiac G6 and other mid-size to compact vehicles. WR says that the new architecture is a combination of...Read More»

BLS: Caddy Gets Its First Wagon

It took only 104 years, but Cadillac has its first wagon—in the form of the handsomely proportioned BLS Wagon. You remember the BLS as the first Cadillac to share its guts with the Saab 9-3. The wagon’s the second. And since it’s essentially the same vehicle underneath, it shares...Read More»

2004 Chevrolet Malibu
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII

 Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) . MAZDA SETS PRICE FOR NEW RX-8 Mazda’s newly-revived, rotary-powered sports car will carry a base price of $25,180. That figure covers the version of the four-seat RX-8...Read More»

1999 Saab 9-3 SE
1999 New York Show: High Tech

by Ted Grozier We Americans consider New York the financial capital of the world. So last week, when the carmakers gathered at the New York International Auto Show, it was no surprise that they trumpeted strong first-quarter sales. But the wide array of new products at the New York show also...Read More»

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