Saab 9-3 Models and 9-3 History

Through a new naming strategy employed by the Swedish brand, the Saab 900 model became the 9-3 for the 1999 model year. Offered as a three-door or five-door hatchback as well as a two-door convertible, the Saab 9-3 featured a number of small changes from refreshed styling to an improved suspension. The 1999 9-3 line-up for the United States was powered exclusively by turbocharged engines. A performance-oriented 9-3 Viggen was available as a 225-horsepower three-door hatchback in 1999 but was expanded to all three body styles for 2000 with a 230-horsepower engine. Completely redesigned for 2003, the Saab 9-3 body style selection consisted of a four-door sedan or a two-door convertible. Constructing on a General Motors' platform and powered by turbocharged Ecotec engine technology, the 9-3 adopted several changes through 2011. A SportCombi five-door wagon model and a turbocharged V-6 were included for 2006 while a 2008 model year styling update featured the addition of available all-wheel drive. The final Saab 9-3 models would appear in the United States for the 2011 model year prior to Saab entering bankruptcy.

New and Used 9-3 Prices, Saab 9-3 Model Years and History

An entry-level luxury car which is available in multiple trims, the 2011 9-3 combines performance and grace in a variety of different forms.
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Whether you choose the convertible, the sedan or the wagon, the 2010 Saab 9-3 has a long list of standard features.
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An attractive entry-level luxury car, the 2009 Saab 9-3, which is available as a sedan, wagon or convertible, is a top safety pick.
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Offered for the first time ever with AWD, the 2008 Saab 9-3 is a sporty luxury car that is available as a two-door convertible, a four-door sedan, and a wagon.
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Available as a sedan, wagon or convertible, the 2007 Saab 9-3 is a sporty car with premium amenities and bold styling.
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The 2006 Saab 9-3 is a sporty, five-passenger mid-size car available as a two-door convertible, four-door sedan, or four-door sport wagon also known as the SportCombi.
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The 2005 Saab 9-3 is a premium mid-size five-passenger car available as a sporty two-door convertible or a sedan.
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Available as a two-door convertible or a four-door sedan, the 2004 Saab 9-3 is a sporty car with premium features and room for up to five passengers.
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A premium compact car, the 2003 Saab 9-3 has been totally redesigned and is available as a two-door convertible or four-door sedan both with refreshed sporty styling.
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The 2002 Saab 9-3 is a sporty and versatile vehicle that seats five passengers and is available as a two-door convertible, three-door hatchback, or a five-door hatchback.
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The 2001 Saab 9-3 is a sporty premium car that seats five passengers and is available as a two-door convertible, three-door hatchback, or a five-door hatchback.
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The 2000 Saab 9-3 is a premium compact available as a two-door convertible which seats four, or a three or five-door hatchback, both having seating for five.
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The 1999 Saab 9-3 is a sporty premium compact car that is available as a two or four-door hatchback, or a two-door convertible.
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