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Saab 9-3 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Saab 9-3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is the Saab 93 a good car?

    I'm going to offend Australia's dentists here, but I do not consider Saabs to be good cars. Soft to the point of being unpleasantly spongy, they seem maintenance-heavy and prone to breakages, suffer shocking resale, and aren't that attractive.

    If you're looking for a good, budget conservative piece of transport in this size of car, have a look at Honda Accord Euros or Subaru Libertys.

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  • How to program Saab 93 key fob?

     Given that Saab dealers don't exist any more you'll need to contact a professional locksmith to have them reprogram your Saab's key to the car itself.

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  • How to remove Saab 93 radio?

    Begin by gently popping out the air vents in-line with the vent control knobs using a plastic trim removal tool. Slide and twist the vents out to remove them, then use a TX25 Torx bits from the top of the radio unit.

    Lift the radio up and pull it forward, then unplug the wiring.

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  • How to hotwire a Saab 93?

    Hollywood has taught us any car can be "hot-wired" in a matter of seconds and driven away into the sunset. Reality tells us a very different tale, however, as in-built electronic immobilisers and steering column locks will prevent you from hot-wiring any modern car.

    The more pressing question I have is, out of all the cars you'd want to hot-wire, why a Saab 9-3?.

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Saab 9-3 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Saab 9-3 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $8,400 and going to $18,480 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2012 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $8,400 $16,610
2012 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $9,100 $18,370
2012 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $10,900 $18,480
2011 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $7,700 $15,400
2011 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $8,200 $17,270
2011 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $9,600 $16,720
2010 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $6,300 $17,160
2010 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $6,600 $17,490
2010 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $9,200 $19,470
2009 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $5,500 $18,370
2009 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $5,800 $18,920
2009 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $8,800 $18,810
2008 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $5,200 $17,380
2008 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 5 SP $5,500 $17,930
2008 Convertible 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $8,100 $17,820
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Saab 9-3 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Saab 9-3 Sedan, Wagon and Convertible vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2012 Sedan 1450x1802x4647 mm 127 mm
2012 Wagon 1498x1802x4670 mm 127 mm
2012 Convertible 1437x1780x4647 mm 134 mm
2011 Wagon 1498x1802x4670 mm 127 mm
2011 Sedan 1450x1802x4647 mm 127 mm
2011 Convertible 1437x1780x4647 mm 134 mm
2010 Sedan 1466x1762x4635 mm 150 mm
2010 Wagon 1492x1762x4654 mm 121 mm
2010 Convertible 1434x1762x4635 mm 155 mm
2009 Convertible 1434x1762x4635 mm 155 mm
2009 Sedan 1466x1762x4635 mm 150 mm
2009 Wagon 1492x1762x4654 mm 121 mm
2008 Convertible 1434x1762x4635 mm 155 mm
2008 Sedan 1466x1762x4635 mm 150 mm
2008 Wagon 1492x1762x4654 mm 121 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Saab 9-3 Dimensions

Saab 9-3 Fuel Consumption

The Saab 9-3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.1L/100km for Convertible /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2012 Convertible 9.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2012 Sedan 8.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2012 Wagon 6L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2012 Wagon 8.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2011 Convertible 9.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2011 Sedan 8.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2011 Wagon 6L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2011 Wagon 8.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2010 Convertible 6.3L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2010 Convertible 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2010 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2010 Sedan 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2010 Wagon 7.2L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2010 Wagon 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2009 Convertible 6.3L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2009 Convertible 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2009 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2009 Sedan 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2009 Wagon 7.2L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2009 Wagon 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
2008 Convertible 6.3L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2008 Convertible 8.5L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2008 Sedan 5.8L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2008 Sedan 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2008 Wagon 7.2L/100km 1.9L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2008 Wagon 8.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Saab 9-3 Pricing and Specs for 2012

Saab 9-3 Wheel Size

The Saab 9-3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x55 R16 for Convertible in 2012 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2012 Convertible 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2012 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2012 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2011 Convertible 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2011 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2011 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2010 Convertible 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2010 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2010 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2009 Convertible 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2009 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2009 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2008 Convertible 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2008 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2008 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Saab 9-3 Wheel Sizes

Saab 9-3 Towing Capacity

The Saab 9-3 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2012 Convertible 1600kg 1600kg
2012 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2012 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2011 Convertible 1600kg 1600kg
2011 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2011 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2010 Convertible 1600kg 1600kg
2010 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2010 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2009 Convertible 1600kg 1600kg
2009 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2009 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2008 Convertible 1600kg 1600kg
2008 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2008 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
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