2008 Saab 9-3 Review - Kelley Blue Book




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Alexis Ledesma: Too bad GM marred the brand before it died. At least it could have died with its head up rather than its tail between it legs.

Mercedes SLSAMG: Hey guys check this saab out...real good bang for buck on these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNmFg9LX94w

Ritchie fabulous: Not a popular car in america but since I learned more & did research on it, I am now officially a saab fan.

East17A: to who owns this car in today's 2017 do you still recommend this car . more important how does it cost in maintenance is it expensive to maintain ? thanks to you all

Rene Joseph thierrry: who bought a 2008 saab in 2017? is it reliable?

felsner1: An eccentric's car... MY car!

HNRichard: anyone know, where do you take saab's for service? because saab dealers are pretty much ancient right now :/

Alp Boyraz: turkish car

pilot4211: I own 3 Saab's at the moment 1 2004 9-5 Aero and 2 2005 9-3 Aero's and they are just great car's no problems's and they run great! Love these car's!!

Letholdus: saab alway's took what gm offered and complete reworked it. They have done it since the GM bought them out. they totally ignored GM. they were like the black sheep of the GM family.

 In reply to the comment below by McLarenMercedes, you will find that the sales in germany are small, but that is understandable.

Germans buy German cars   (Porsche, Merc, Bmw, Audi)
French buy French cars          (Citroen, Peugeot, Renault)
Italians buy Italian cars          (Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo)

all three countries you have mentioned are very supportive of there own auto marquees.  Swedish and norwegians buy Swedish cars (Volvo, Saab).

Alot of saabs are sold in North America, Asia, and Australia & NZ.  

In up until 2008, saab was producing between 80,000 to 120,000 cars annually.  And that was mainly out of one factory!! including the coachbuilding company that built the convertible. and the mexican plant for the rebadged subaru impreza wagon.

But Still, That's a large number for one manufacturing plant!  especially when you take into account the quality and reliability that saabs come with.

fpshooterful: I just bought a used saab 2.0t 2008 standard, with 195km , and let me tell you very smooth clutch, smooth shifting. The whole key in the center of the console you really need to get use to or at least for me, i always reach for the steering wheel right side to insert my key, but then realizing where it should really go. There is bit of turbo lag, but the sound of the turbo is heavenly, i always make sure to put all my windows down when i want to hear the turbo. Very easy car to park, and takes turns with ease.  

Only thing that worries me is that Saab parts are pretty hard to get, since they are pretty much out of business, and i am afraid in the future if i need to replace it, it might cost me alot. But auto parts like clutch, brakes, spark plugs etc, that should be always there, and easy to get, since i was able to get a recent clutch job quote for about $1100 with labor.I would like the stick of the standard to be a little bit heavier, but i guess i can always replace it with a heavy shift knob.  

Overall the car is really good, excellent on the highway, especially with its turbo kicking in, and also helps with the MPG. 

Mark Mason: I've got one of these, and it's a very good car. Very fast, feels really solid and handles well like it's on rails. A lot of people think it's just a GM Vectra with a different body but its much more than that. Saab engineers changed so much to bring it up to Saab standards that they really pissed GM off.
Before this I had an Audi A6 2006 Avant, and although the Audi was very good apart from its annoying electrical and sensor faults it lacked presence. The Saab though is like a breath of fresh air. Its so much more fun to drive and It looks great especially in Artic White
Its not as refined as the Audi but somehow just feels more exciting to drive to drive.
Now they have started making the Saab again is also good news, I hope they do well. My advice is if you are bored with driving German cars because you see them everywhere and you just don't stand out Go Swedish and take the cool Saab option! 

Russ Wollman: The review emphasizes styling too much and does not report enough on the performance of the car, the ride, handling, economy, and so forth.

Leo Podstanicky: NEVS produced first prototype to show the ability to produce cars again - should be electric vehicles with the driving unit made in Japan, based on SAAB 9-3 - NEVS also owns rights to all SAAB trademarks, so SAAB can be again SAAB

CarCrazy: is saab actually dead? because in topgear season 18 episode 5 they told the saab was died from GM.. if saab is still alive i would RATHER buy saab than bmw 3series or another

foucle: The 07 9-3 convertible I found and took home last year was so good to drive that I started looking for a Combi and bought one. These are delightful cars and for me far more interesting than anything from Germany. The interiors are beautiful in light-colored leather. I could study the Combi's exterior design for hours; it's a fascinating wagon, elegant, sporting, and subtle in a way the German cars are simply not. Saab has great design and engineering talent. I wish them success anew.

Milvydas Vasiliauskas: 2009 saab 9-3 best car i ewer had.... not like Audis Or bmw as i own meny of them.

Awk Sweat: @COSPIRACYS may I ask why not? Because its too mainstream or because you're racist?

COSPIRACYS: Thank you so much, I do not like asian cars I think I will try this saab, it looks pretty comfortable and elegant. Thank you again

Wrightsfd: Saabs are special cars. The 4 cylinders are very reliable, the 2.0T is an engine that can last for a long time. As the owner of 2 Saabs (an '08 9-3 Aero XWD wagon, and an '89 900 turbo convertible) I love them. Saab owners lover their cars and are devoted to the brand. Just know it is NOT a Toyota. If you never lift your hood buy Japanese. If you like to tinker a bit than go for it. They are also very easy to maintain and are fantastic driver's cars. check saabcentral (dot) com for more info.
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2008 Saab 9-3 Review - Kelley Blue Book 5 out of 5

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2008 Saab 9-3 Review - Kelley Blue Book