SAAB 9-3 2005 Estate car / wagon

This generation of SAAB 9-3 has been produced from September, 2005 to September, 2007. We can provide information about 14 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This SAAB is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.8 litres and power of from 122 to 250 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 120 to 150 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (9 versions), as well as automatic (5 versions) gearbox.

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SAAB 9-3 2005 estate car average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.9 to 11 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.7 to 7.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient SAAB 9-3 2005 estate car petrol engine version is Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.8i, consuming 7.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient SAAB 9-3 2005 estate car diesel - Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD for 100 kilometers consumes 5.7 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, SAAB 9-3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 6 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +6% for petrol engines and +6% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific SAAB 9-3 modification.

SAAB 9-3 2005 estate car CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 188 to 255 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 157 to 194 grams per kilometer. From SAAB 9-3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.8i which produces an average of 188 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the SAAB 9-3 diesels least CO2 distributes Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD - 157 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.9 seconds has Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 2.8 Turbo V6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD reaching this speed only in 11.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 245 km/h for the 2.8 petrol 250 hp version (Saab 9-3 Sport Estate 2.8 Turbo V6).

Lenght of SAAB 9-3 is 465 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - SAAB 9-3 is about 5 cm longer than Toyota Avensis estate car / wagon, but 3 cm shorter than Volkswagen Passat estate car / wagon. SAAB 9-3 gross weight is from 1400 to 1600 kg (depending on modification), which is about 25 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. SAAB 9-3 trunk space is 419 litres.

This SAAB is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2000 €. According to user reviews, average SAAB 9-3 repair costs are 50 € per year. Users calculated SAAB 9-3 2005 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 61%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 21% 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 8.5 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.9). All authors of reviews would recommend SAAB 9-3 to the friend.

SAAB 9-3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.8i

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.8 Petrol 122 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.8t 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 8.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.8t 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 120 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

1.9 Diesel 150 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 1.9 TiD

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

1.9 Diesel 150 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.0t Sep 2005 — Jul 2006 2.0 Petrol 175 HP 8.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2006 Sport Estate 2.0t Jul 2006 — Sep 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 175 HP 8.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.0t 2.0 Petrol 175 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.0 Turbo Sep 2005 — Jul 2006 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.0 Turbo 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.0 Turbo 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.8 Turbo V6

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds

2.8 Petrol 250 HP 10.4 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2005 Sport Estate 2.8 Turbo V6

Most powerfull petrol version (250 HP)

2.8 Petrol 250 HP 11.0 l/100km Automatic (6)

SAAB 9-3 prices

SAAB 9-3 2005 - 2007 estate car price in Latvia is from 1000 € to 3000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles SAAB 9-3 price is average - SAAB 9-3 is approximately for 20 percents cheaper then average estate cars of this age (compare estate cars 2005 - 2007 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 2005 price 1000 € 2000 € 3000 €

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SAAB 9-3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service SAAB 9-3 reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2010 defects were detected in an average of only 3.8 percent of SAAB 9-3 of this generation (on average 4 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 6.7%.

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SAAB 9-3 2005 estate car features (options)

Percentage of SAAB 9-3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
86%
Conditioning
75%
Rain sensor
56%
Adjustable steering wheel
54%
Metallic paint
50%
Cruise control
47%
Leather upholstery
43%
Rear parking sensors
41%
Heated seats
41%
Xenon headlights
39%
Roof bars (railings)
22%
Navigation
17%
Electrically adjustable seats
15%
Dimming mirrors
15%

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SAAB 9-3 reviews

Total 21 SAAB 9-3 owner reviews

SAAB 9-3 2005 Sedan Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
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Purchase year:2015 age of car 10 years)Owned for15`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption:7.0 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs:140 € (~ 140 € per year)
Total car rating:
7
   male, age 33
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