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9-3

 

The mid-size 9-3 is the sportiest model to be built off of General Motors' global "Epsilon" platform, which also provides the underpinnings for the Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6. The 9-3 carries Saab-exclusive styling and preserves such traditional quirks as locating the ignition key on the floor between the two front seats. The car comes in three trim levels with both sedan and convertible versions offered. For 2006, Saab merges the 9-3 Linear and Arc into a single base model, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that generates 210 horsepower. The Aero, meanwhile, features an all-new V-6 for 2006 that uses variable intake valve timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger to generate 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed-manual transmission is standard on the base versions, while a six-speed manual gearbox comes with the Aero, along with a sport suspension and stability control. Standard equipment includes four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, front-side and side-curtain airbags, and traction control.

 

2003 Saab 9-3 Vector by Marc K. Stengel (6/9/2003)
Saab takes a calculated approach with its striking new 9-3 Vector sport sedan.

 

 

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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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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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August 22, 2016
2007 Saab 9-3 5-Door Wagon Automatic

Little Red Wagon

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We bought this car with the Saab overseas purchase program and have enjoyed over 170,000 miles since. I liked it enough to buy a 9-3 convertible used It is a great car I'm mad at GM for killing it
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