SAAB 9-3 2002 Sedan

This generation of SAAB 9-3 has been produced from September, 2002 to September, 2007. We can provide information about 13 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This SAAB is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.0 litres and power of from 122 to 210 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.9 to 2.0 litres and power of from 120 to 150 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (9 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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SAAB 9-3 2002 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.9 to 9.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.8 to 7.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient SAAB 9-3 2002 sedan petrol engine version is Saab 9-3 1.8i, consuming 7.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient SAAB 9-3 2002 sedan diesel - Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD for 100 kilometers consumes 5.8 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, SAAB 9-3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 7 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +7% 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 2002 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 188 to 202 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 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 1.9 TiD - 157 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.5 seconds has Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo version, conversely the tardiest one is Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD reaching this speed only in 11.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 235 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 210 hp version (Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo) and the 2.0 petrol 210 hp version (Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo).

Lenght of SAAB 9-3 is 464 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - SAAB 9-3 is about 5 cm longer than Audi A4 sedan, but 3 cm shorter than Mazda 6 sedan. 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.

This SAAB is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1500 €. According to user reviews, average SAAB 9-3 repair costs are 200 € per year. Users calculated SAAB 9-3 2002 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2400 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 59%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of SAAB 9-3 for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their SAAB 9-3 in average time of 5 weeks. 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. 85% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

SAAB 9-3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Saab 9-3 2003 1.8i Nov 2003 — Sep 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.8 Petrol 122 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2004 1.9 TiD Nov 2004 — Sep 2007

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 120 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2004 1.9 TiD Nov 2004 — Sep 2007

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

1.9 Diesel 150 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2004 1.9 TiD Nov 2004 — Sep 2007

Most powerfull diesel version (150 HP)

1.9 Diesel 150 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6)
Saab 9-3 2002 2.0 1.8t 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2002 2.0 1.8t 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2002 2.0t Sep 2002 — Jul 2006 2.0 Petrol 175 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2002 2.0t 2.0 Petrol 175 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2003 2.0 Turbo Jan 2003 — Aug 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

2.0 Petrol 210 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2003 2.0 Turbo Jan 2003 — Aug 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

2.0 Petrol 210 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Saab 9-3 2003 2.0 Turbo Jan 2003 — Aug 2005 2.0 Petrol 210 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-3 2002 2.0 2.2 TiD Sep 2002 — Sep 2004 2.0 Diesel 125 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2003 2.0 2.2 TiD Sep 2003 — Sep 2004 2.0 Diesel 125 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6)

SAAB 9-3 safety

During safety testing SAAB 9-3 has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of SAAB 9-3 is evaluated with five stars, and for pedestrian protection SAAB 9-3 got one star.

SAAB 9-3 prices

SAAB 9-3 2002 - 2007 sedan price in Latvia is from 700 € to 2700 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles SAAB 9-3 price is more below average - SAAB 9-3 is approximately for 42 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2002 - 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 2007 price 1500 € 2100 € 2700 €
SAAB 9-3 2006 price 800 € 1800 € 2400 €
SAAB 9-3 2005 price 700 € 1300 € 1900 €
SAAB 9-3 2004 price 1100 € 1200 € 1300 €
SAAB 9-3 2003 price 800 € 1300 € 2100 €
SAAB 9-3 2002 price 800 € 1300 € 1800 €

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SAAB 9-3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service SAAB 9-3 reliability is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2010 defects were detected in an average of only 4.5 percent of SAAB 9-3 of this generation (on average 6 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 9.9%.

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SAAB 9-3 2002 sedan features (options)

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

Climate control
79%
Conditioning
77%
Adjustable steering wheel
56%
Leather upholstery
48%
Metallic paint
47%
Rain sensor
45%
Cruise control
43%
Rear parking sensors
38%
Heated seats
34%
Xenon headlights
30%
Electrically adjustable seats
16%
Navigation
13%
Dimming mirrors
12%

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SAAB 9-3 reviews

Total 21 SAAB 9-3 owner reviews

SAAB 9-3 2003 Sedan Petrol 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:26`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 555 € (~ 555 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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