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It’s not easy to sleep when the first bright rays of sun stream in through your window at 3 a.m. But this time of year, it never gets completely dark in Stockholm. Of course, in the winter, you barely ever see sunlight. Such extremes can influence the national character—and the products a country produces. Maybe that’s why Swedish architecture is so distinctive. And Swedish cars.

Over the years, both Saab and Volvo have developed images distinct and different from more mainstream European brands. Volvo’s reputation is solid and almost stern. Saab’s, on the hand is both sporty and quirky. That’s helped the company earn a small, if loyal, following. But not one it can live on: Saab has only survived the last decade on the largesse of its American parent, General Motors. But patience, and support, can eventually wear out. So there’s a lot riding on the all-new 9-3 that the automaker is bringing to market later this year.

Bread and butter - hold the herring

2003 Saab 9-3

2003 Saab 9-3

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A complete update of Saab’s bread-and-butter product line, the 2003-edition 9-3 could prove to be one of the most significant products in the Swedish automaker’s relatively brief history. (Founded only 55 years ago, it is the youngest of the major car brands excluding luxury arms like Lexus, Infiniti, etc.) Starting out with the same Epsilon platform used by a variety of other GM products, the 9-3 is larger and a lot more mainstream than past products. To drive that home, Saab has abandoned past practices, rolling out a sedan, rather than the traditional 9-3 hatchback. At least three other variants will follow over the next few years, ranging from a convertible to a ute-like crossover vehicle.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
2008 Saab 9-3 4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero

This was my first Saab and I now own 3 of them due to falling in love with Saab engineering; 1st Class.

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A car that does everything right and nothing wrong. This car is a true 4 season car. Great road car too and has been on several multi state outings. Always plenty of room for our bags and things acquired. Yes... + More »
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
2008 Saab 9-3 4-Door Sedan

Excellent Car for the long haul

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This is my 3rd Saab 9-3 in a row and the engineers did nice job making the improvements needed for a solid built car. My car has only experienced one issue in over 80000 miles and that being a power-steering... + More »
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Friday, April 17, 2015
For 2005 Saab 9-3

love this car will misst his manufatorer

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best car I have ever owned other than my bmw 2002.Very good reliblity
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