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The Snaab by Pete on 07/27/2011. Trim: 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Highway gas mileage is higher than the EPA estimate - usually between 33 - 36 MPG, which is great. For a little 4-cylinder turbo, this car really goes. Handling and suspension are mild-stiff, making any drive a fun one. Depreciation is pretty steep, but can be great if you're looking to buy as a second owner. Leather and wood trim look and feel great. Very safe with the ESP and side curtain airbags. The manual mode on the trans is a great option to have when you really want to wind it out. Glove box holds and cools a 6 pack.
Cons: City gas mileage not so great at only about 20 - 21 MPG. Average city / highway is not so bad if you commute on the highway often though. Lots of plastic creaks going on with the interior that takes some getting used do - makes the interior feel less upscale. Have had some issues with brake pads, calipers, rotors, and door locks failing at around 35k, but all fixed by dealer out of warranty.
Overall review: This is my second Saab, first of the GM era. Overall, a great looking car that keeps the Saab-ness, but is a little more mainstream and watered down than previous generations. Nonetheless, it's still a unique car that gets compliments all the time. 2007 and up models have the revised audio / HVAC controls, which is much less cluttered than the previous dash. The turbo on the 2.0T is fantastic and you can pass just about anyone on the highway once it has spooled up. Engineers did a great job as turbo lag and torque steer are not even perceptible on this model. Love the sound of the turbo compressor.
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The best kept secret by HJP on 09/09/2010. Trim: 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Of course looks are a matter of opinion but I think this is the best looking convertible on the market, especially in one of the unique Saab colors (sky blue, bright yellow or lime green). The V6 is very strong across the RPM range, fun to drive and I believe this is the highest rated convertible for safety.
Cons: It's been said before but the center console is annoying the way it zips forward or back when you rest your arm on it, but not a major flaw.
Overall review: Good looking, very fun, so far high quality and a bargain as a used vehicle.
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The Perfect Car by Saab Driver for Life on 02/18/2008. Trim: 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love how responsive this vehicle is. The steering give you an incredible sense of control.
Cons: If you are looking for back seat room, forget about it. It's a sports car.
Overall review: I am already certain that I will purchase another Saab.
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Love my Saab by Saabstory on 01/03/2008. Trim: 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Meets every need in a car.
Cons: Right arm rest could be forward more.
Overall review: This car meets all my driving needs and is just a lot of fun to drive.
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A hidden Gem by Tom on 09/06/2012. Trim: 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero, Owned 5 years.
Pros: I still own my 9-3 Aero, which I purchased new in 2007. This is a slightly more refined version of my all time favorite car which was an Eagle Talon all wheel drive which was by far the best handling and most fun car that I have ever driven. The 9-3 while lacking the aggressive feel of the Talon and the handling of all wheel drive comes very close in driving satisfaction. I don’t know about the 4 cylinder OT trim, but the Aero’s 6 cylinder engine is very smooth with very little turbo lag. Power is more than sufficient, and the handling is great. The interior is comfortable and despite some assertions otherwise, the back seats are actually usable. I have been highly satisfied with it.
Cons: The only dislikes I have for this car are that the automatic windshield wipers lack a manual rheostat for controlling wiper speed. The automatic wiper function does not work, so you have to settle for selecting one of three speeds or watch the wipers speed up on their own. For the life of me I fail to understand how something like this can reach production. The other dislike is that the auto dimming mirror is more of an annoyance than anything useful. I really dislike this trend in taking manual control away from the driver for electronic controls. Luckily, the only other automatic control for temperature works very well and the other controls in the car are manual and well laid out.
Overall review: This car like the original Eagle Talon/Ellipse is a gem for those who like their sports cars quick and fun to drive while retaining a high degree of comfort. Unlike the Talon the engine on the Aero is far easer to maintain and far more trouble free. If you get a chance to grab one of these I suggest doing so, but I won’t be selling mine anytime soon.
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