Saab 9-3X Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.3
11 Reviews
Overall
4.3
Value
4.1
Performance
3.9
Style
4.5
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.4
Reliability
3.5

Saab 9-3X Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2009 Saab 9-3X - Unfortunate

James
70593
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
The 9-3X wagon is one of the best cars I have owned up until recently. I have concluded that maintaining a Saab is only going to be harder as years go past. Since Saab has gone out of business, it has made it harder to find parts for my 9-3X, and it only has 87,000 miles. The interior has held up well and is very comfortable; the motor has been excellent. The electrical has been a nightmare bulbs, fuses, relays you name it. If I didn't have issues replacing these parts, then I think I would like the car much more.
Story
Driving all over my territory for sales meetings. Has dependable for commuting.
Pros
Has done 87K without big repairs, seats are nice, suspension ride is great.
Cons
Electrical

2009 Saab 9-3X - Quirky car

David
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
My 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the best cars I have ever owned. I have owned this car for five years or so without major mechanical failures. The only money I had to put into the car was because of the pothole-filled roads of West Virginia we use to drive on. Because of some bad pot holes, I had to replace a lot of the front end suspension on the car. I in no way feel the parts on the car were bad for any other reason. That being said it has its quirks and is something you will either love or hate. For example, the chocolate cooler in the glove box appears to have no use but is something I find endearing. The sprayers for the headlights are an interesting feature that I have not found to be vital but is still something cool. Other features that I do enjoy are the automatic windows that hav... (more)
Story
These cars are known for eating front tires and uneven wear. Well one time like in a commercial I just seen recently, we blew out a tire. No big deal, we have a spare. Well about 20 minutes later, the other front tire goes. At that point, there is nothing we could do no one cares two spares around. We ended up calling his parents, interrupting their dinner and having them drive an hour to pick... (more)
Pros
Heated seats. Controls on steering wheel. Back window locks. Arm rest in back. Small trunk access in center of back seat. Automatic headlights.
Cons
Eats front tires. Shifter sticks and car won't turn on. Tire pressure sensors always say tires are low. Random failure of systems warnings when everything still works. Melted headlight casing.

2006 Saab 9-3X - A great car

Jack
Girard, Ohio
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I really love my Saab. When I purchased this car, it was my first manual transmission. I got it for a steal from the dealership: it was just traded in and in mint condition. The car itself has held up over the years very well with only minor repairs needed. It gets fantastic gas mileage. It is on the small side, so it's easy to get around with. This is sometimes a con now that my two kids are teenagers, but there is still plenty of trunk space for groceries or when we take trips.
Story
One of the most surprising things that I really loved about this car is the driver seat. It is heated and fully adjustable and offers incredible lumbar support. When I had issues with my back, I would take my breaks and lunches in my car for the adjustment and support. It helped me get through a lot of long days at work.
Pros
Quality parts! Low maintenance. I have only had minor repairs to the car in the eight years I have had it. Parts and repairs are easily accessible, even though it is a foreign car due to GM purchasing and manufacturing practices.
Cons
All parts are premium. Premium oil, gas, parts. You pay to play in a Saab. It doesn't need repairs often, but when you do need them, it is more expensive than previous cars that I have owned.

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