If I recall correctly, the 2003 9-3 isn't a good year. Headlights burn out, I would replace them and then they'd burn out again within weeks. Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. Note: Special Coverage 10086 will replace the passenger side seat belt retractor if it fails, free of charge, for the life of the vehicle. The head gasket was leaking. I had trouble last Friday, came home and called Saab, no answer. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help provide this information: We have updated our reliability stats for the Saab 9-3 to include owner experiences through December 31, 2011.
The revving actually sounded like the engine was about to die. We have updated our reliability stats for the Saab 9-3 on our redesigned site to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011. But couldn't because the lights won't turn off! I used to drive 80 miles every day and now I drove about 15, without any big problems. In December I noticed the engine would rev itself slightly at stop lights. The car has randomly shut off on me going down the road.
I was lucky to get it for such a steal which made it even better. I have 2 small children and I spent 3 months in fear that I would come back to find someone hiding in it. Not a just a dealer but someone who knows Saabs! Now my car which I loved so much is sitting in my driveway waiting for the discovery of this elusive part. I am experiencing, for the third time, ignition issues and now I will have to worry how to pay for items that I had hoped would be covered. It has been as reliable as any car I've owned, and I do keep up with all maintenance and repairs as they come up. No badges on the back and went like stink! For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.
However, they warned me the car will break down if not fixed. I'll share results for the 9-3 in this thread after each update. I continued with the scheduled check-ups. He proudly showed me his 1991 Saab that drove just fine. I had the dealership pay for all the repairs it needs and still no luck, too much money and there are no more Saab Dealers, only repairmen stations.
I was able to restart the car. They also told me the dealers that they will not be able to repair my car after this year, because they are currently out of simple parts like an ignition key. The power and response form the 210 Horsepower turbo engine is great and it handles like a sports car. It gets good gas mileage and has been low maintenance overall. My car is a Saab 9. I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. Now maybe it's just me, but 250,000 miles is a trigger for not only my first one, but my fire engine red 1995 900S that 1 of my daughters is now driving is nearing 250,000 and the same things are starting to pop just like my 1985.
It is equipped with features better than what our standard new cars come with. While driving, the tachometer started skipping and the engine started stuttering. I love the turbo engine it really shoots out the speed when needed. We'll have further updates later this month and in August. The parts and computer programs are difficult to find or not accessible. The same is true of the 9-5s I have owned and do own. It is also difficult to get in and out of for my husband who has a stiff knee.
With more owners involved, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years from 1998 on. Because Saab limited the torque in first and second gear, they're not the best car for dragging off lights, but when they get going, these things have amazing in gear pull. I decided to swap mechanics because the other ones didn't do good. The tachometer would jump not as bad as before. Model year 2003 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2014 Engine and transmission 2. I'm a very frustrated consumer as this car puts my family at risk daily and Saab continues to say the car is fine.
It was a 900S manual with an oddball pinkish silver color that my friends gave me grief over but I loved it. I was also told that it may take up to two years before I could get it repaired under warranty I am pretty sure the part and repair from the manufacturer warranty would be out and the extended warranty would certainly be out as it expires in Aug 2012 or in 6000 miles. With the move to a sedan configuration, however, the 9-3 lost its hatchback versatility. I called Saab again on Saturday, still no answer. Because no one could figure out or access the right program to fix it. The manual 6 speed transmission is very responsive and turbo lag is very minimal. Or was it more, such as just poor design? The cars got great gas mileage and the power when you needed it and always had great safety rankings sometimes the highest.
General Comments: The seats are great. It wasn't hard to notice the difference of my explorer and fixing it every other month, wondering if it was going to run rather than starting up the Saab and knowing it's going to run. Original review: June 30, 2013 When I leased my 2010 Saab, I was given scheduled maintenance free of charge for three years; however, since they went bankrupt, the car is falling apart and costing a fortune to repair. It is a average good car. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected.