2010 Saab 9-3 Review

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Saab has survived a near-death experience--for now. Cut loose from the GM empire, it's been acquired by Dutch supercar builder Spyker, and it's revived its American operations behind a new 2010 Saab 9-5 and the carryover car here, the 2010 Saab 9-3.

The 9-3 is a roomy compact model that borders on mid-size, despite the fact that it's now the smallest model in the company's lineup. The 9-3 comes in sedan and versatile wagon (SportCombi) body styles, as well as a convertible

The 9-3 comes in two models: base and Aero. A 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine propels the base model, while the high-performance Aero model gets a 280-hp, 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. At the top of the range is the Turbo X model, which brings a stronger, 280-hp version of the turbo V-6 and an all-wheel-drive system.

Both models come with a six-speed manual transmission, with an automatic transmission optional on each: five-speed for the base, six-speed for the Aero.

Last year, Saab made its XWD all-wheel-drive system is optional on 2.0T models.

We're awaiting a test drive of the updated 2010 Saab 9-3, which is expected to have few changes from the prior version. Until then, read a review of the 2009 Saab 9-3 lineup.

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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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Monday, 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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