Is the Saab 9-3 reliable?

Saab 9-3 owners are generally a very satisfied bunch, and the car usually does well in customer reports, such as the JD Power survey. Faults are never something they worry unduly about, although the car is only mid-ranking in our reliability report.

What is the fastest stock Saab?

The 9-3 Sport Sedan Aero with its new V-6 Turbo is, quite simply, the fastest accelerating car ever to carry the Saab badge. In the new 9-3 Aero, Saab customers are now able to enjoy the combined benefits of turbocharged power and six cylinder refinement in a purpose-built package.

When did the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan come out?

The 2003 9-3 sedan also makes use of fiber-optic electronics for its infotainment systems. Competitors of the 9-3 include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60. Sales began in October 2002. The Swedish automaker asserts that the new 9-3 sport sedan is the first of a new family of cars, each aimed at a different market niche.

What are the specs of a 2003 Saab?

A convertible will arrive late in 2003, and an all-wheel-drive crossover variant will follow after that. Saab emphasizes the new model’s driver involvement, refined performance, driver adaptability and driver-centered design. Buyers can choose between two new 2.0-liter, all-aluminum, turbocharged engines that are rated at 175 and 210 horsepower.

Where was the Saab 9-3 Viggen hatchback made?

As with the preceding generation, convertibles were built by Valmet in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet was also the only plant assembling the 9-3 Viggen, in all three bodystyles. After production at Saab’s main plant ended, Valmet kept producing non-Viggen hatchbacks until 2003.

Where are spark plugs located on a Saab 9-3?

The non-turbo models use a distributor, and leads to each spark plug, while the turbocharged engines utilise Saab’s Trionic engine management system with a Direct Ignition Module (or cassette) mounted at the top of the engine, directly connecting to the spark plugs.