This generation of SAAB 9-3 has been produced from January, 1998 to September, 2002. We can provide information about 17 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This SAAB is available with seven petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.3 litres and power of from 130 to 225 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.2 litres and power of 115 HP.
The car is available with both manual (10 versions), as well as automatic (7 versions) gearbox.

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SAAB 9-3 coupe average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.8 to 10.8 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine – approximately 6.2 litres per 100km. The most economical SAAB 9-3 petrol engine version is Saab 9-3 Coupe 2.0 Turbo, consuming 8.8 litres per 100km.

SAAB 9-3 coupe CO2 emissions are from 217 to 253 grams per kilometer. SAAB 9-3 version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Saab 9-3 Coupe 2.0, which produces 217 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h – 6.8 seconds has Saab 9-3 Coupe Viggen version, conversely the tardiest one is Saab 9-3 Coupe 2.0 reaching this speed only in 13 seconds.

Lenght of SAAB 9-3 is 463 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison – SAAB 9-3 is about 2 cm longer than Opel Vectra, but 4 cm shorter than Mazda 6 hatchback. SAAB 9-3 gross weight is 1600 kg, which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This SAAB is relatively cheap – it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1600 $. According to user reviews, average SAAB 9-3 repair costs are 190 $ per year. Users calculated SAAB 9-3 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.27 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 56%, while repair and maintenance costs – around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of SAAB 9-3 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about SAAB 9-3 prices and costs.

In user reviews SAAB 9-3 received average grade 7.8 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 80% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

SAAB 9-3 modifications

SAAB 9-3 prices

SAAB 9-3 1998 – 2002 coupe price in Latvia is from 440 $ to 3900 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles SAAB 9-3 price is below average – SAAB 9-3 is approximately for 40 percents cheaper then average coupes of this age (compare coupes 1998 – 2002 prices). Despite of relatively low price SAAB 9-3 quality is above average (see below), so this SAAB can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability

SAAB 9-3 2002 price
2000 $
2200 $
2400 $

SAAB 9-3 2001 price
1000 $
1200 $
1300 $

SAAB 9-3 2000 price
440 $
1800 $
3900 $

SAAB 9-3 1999 price
1400 $
1400 $
1600 $

SAAB 9-3 1998 price
900 $
1100 $
1600 $

SAAB 9-3 total costs of ownership

SAAB 9-3 mileage

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