2007 Saab 9-3 Review
The 9-3 delivers an upscale style and a sporty feel, but it doesn't quite match the performance of an Audi A4 or BMW 3-Series. If you're in the market for an upscale small car and want to stay under $30,000, you should also consider the Audi A3 and the Volvo S40.
The 2007 Saab 9-3 earns overall high marks as a well-priced and sporty upscale sedan. Car and Driver finds that the Saab 9-3, which is available in two sedan trims, the 2.0T and the Aero, "strikes an intelligent balance between luxury and high performance." Turbocharged acceleration is seen as more than adequate with the 2.0T's four-cylinder, and powerful with the 9-3 Aero's V6. Although the Saab 9-3 does not carry the brand status of a Volvo or Audi, Kelley Blue Book describes it as "an aggressive competitor worthy of a test-drive." The 2007 Saab 9-3 also comes as a convertible.
The IntelliChoice gives the Saab sedan a rating of "poor" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership.calls the Saab 9-3 "pricey" but also puts this in perspective, considering it "among the best models the company has built in some time. Your money will be better spent on this one than it was on any Saab of the last generation."