Fixed with a system reset. The back seats are spacious, even with the top up, which is a great quality. No Review Date: 8th July, 2011. General Comments: Very good car, works just as good in winter as summer. The grey leather interior is comfortable and classy looking, despite some cheap hard plastics on the dash and door trims. Yes Review Date: 12th July, 2011 Faults: My driver's seat melted, and almost burned my pants while driving when I used my seat warmers.
A secondary display in the centre stack was for radio and climate settings. And the remote roof opening elevates me to super hero status with my girlfriend's kids. Viggen model down the path one had chosen was akin to wrestling a bear. Faults: The usual stuff one might expect on a 14 year old car, but nothing like as bad as you get with some marques. The wiper motor did not stop working, but did lose intermittent and washer.
Other manufacturers who provide manumatic transmissions take note! With a Maptun stage 1 remap it absolutely flies, especially in the mid-range; overtaking trucks on our ruler-straight highways is even easier than it was in my V8 Falcon. A Canadian company Magna Steyr builds these Swedish-branded convertibles in Austria. . Turbo hose came out of its socket. These machines have multilayered tops that are tauter and quieter than any previous ragtops. Good gas mileage, and it has been very good car for me. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2018 Most recent year of ownership 2018 Engine and transmission 2.
I chose this particular Saab it's my 13th in the last 20 years because it had been well looked after, and that showed in the repair costs it's set me back to date; - Replaced battery. Too many small and big problems with this car; I am always in the garage fixing minor problems, and too many tows to my garage. When accelerating in turns, it felt like Saab has engineered out any trace of front-wheel-drive torque steer. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. Unfortunately, if you account for the four-cylinder engine, less-than-Rock-of-Gibraltar chassis and inferior interior appointments, that price advantage disappears faster than a setting November sun. To remove the separation anxiety convertible owners have traditionally suffered during the long Canadian winter, several carmakers have recently launched all-weather, four-seater convertibles.
I would not waste my time writing this review if I was not so upset. A third window in the instrument binnacle in front of the driver held further trip computer data. Still looks great with over 140k. The car has too low a front; watch out parking it near sidewalks. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2014 Engine and transmission 2. For those who ride in the rear, the back seat is well cushioned, even if legroom is tight for anyone over six feet tall.
And also the felt of the interior is sort of peeling away. Had the dealer install it. Some 9-3 Convertible exclusivities would make long-term ownership a pleasure. This is a regression from the last 9-3 ragtop; the Mercedes now leads in this area of comfort. It has the getup and go I want.
Yes Review Date: 3rd March, 2014 General Comments: Cons: Some parts of the dash easily get scratched; a finger nail could easily do that. Yes Review Date: 2nd February, 2013 Faults: Fuel gauge gave wrong indications, common problem on the 9-3. Good spec, very good value for money compared to other similar cars. At 80000 km, my suspension went, hearing cracks and creaks. Arguably just as stylish, the Saab 9-3 Convertible is less expensive than its contemporaries. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2011 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 2. General Comments: This is a nice looking car, but do not let it fool you.
Despite the more chamfered leading edge that has been worked into the trunk lid area, the car is still recognizable as a 9-3. With the touch of one button, the powered top can easily be stowed under a folding, hard canopy. It handles the road very well. Every time I need a piece from the dealer, it has to be ordered and takes about two weeks to get in. Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 2.
The 9-3 had driving information scattered all over its interior. Hit one of the window buttons, and voilà, all four windows drop for true fresh-air motoring. The depreciation is huge, the car cost me + 60k Euros, brand new full specs. Pros: It looks great, and the aerodynamics is great; at 140Kmh with the top down you can listen to the radio or talk as if you were driving at low speeds. General Comments: This has been a great car. The seats are fabulous, very comfortable.