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2007 Saab 9-3 review and picture


Even with its slightly out dated styling, the Saab 9-3 sedan is an entry level luxury vehicle that has something to offer in its area of the market, mainly enetertainment. It may not be up to scratch on things like high level of responsiveness and intuitive design, but the 2007 Saab 9-3 brings the fun to the table, making it to where it is not a bad choice among sports sedans, and buyers should weigh their priorities when considering purchasing one of these cars.

The Good:

  • great handling, especially for a vehicle with front wheel drive
  • strong engine choices
  • roomy
  • does well on crash tests
  • cargo storage space spectacular

The Bad:

  • loose suspension
  • uneven ride
  • poor interior materials
  • slow V6 engine

The 2007 model year is the Saab 9-3’s landmark year, with a rehauling inside and out, up and down. The interior of the 9-3 gets the first major revisions, with changes in its instrument panel and chrome. Some new options come along with this years release of this particular Saab model, such as, thankfully, an OnStar navigation system. There are a couple more steering wheel styles now, and a sattelite radio standard feature for the Aero trim level, as well as a Bose stereo standard for the rest.

A sedan, convertible, or wagon, the 2007 Saab 9-3 is available in two trim levels for each body style, called the 2.0T and the Aero. The 2.0T comes standard with:

  • leather seating
  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • dual zone automatic climate control
  • stability control

The highest trim level, the Aero, adds:

  • bolstered sport seats
  • lower body kit
  • lowered sport suspension
  • 17 inch alloy wheels

The 2007 Saab 9-3 did well on government safety tests, getting five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It also impressed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, receiving a rating of good. It comes standard with active head restraints, antilock disc brakes, stability control, and traction control. If you go for the convertible, it comes with rollover sensing.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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  • wobby

    My son Sam is a total car nut, and I’m very psyched he chose a classic 1987 Saab 900 turbo as a first car over other cars he was looking as -a0such as an old Mercedes 300 Diesel. I’ve owned several Saabs and now drive a 9-3 6-speed manual turbo. I test drove this ’87 3-speed automatic 16 valve turbo and was surprised at the acceleration it possessed,especially compared to a’85 non-turbo 900 I used to drive. It will be a really fun car for Sam to drive, and is safea0as a tanka0even without modern additions like air bags and anti-lock brakes. And it had NO rust, which is a rare site for any Saab 900 you see driving here in New England.