SAAB 9-3 1998 Coupe

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 1998 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 fuel efficient SAAB 9-3 1998 coupe petrol engine version is Saab 9-3 Coupe 2.0 Turbo, consuming 8.8 litres per 100km.
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 the same for petrol engines and +10% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific SAAB 9-3 modification.

SAAB 9-3 1998 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. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 2.3 petrol 225 hp version (Saab 9-3 Coupe Viggen).

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 about 16 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This SAAB is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1900 €. According to user reviews, average SAAB 9-3 repair costs are 170 € per year. Users calculated SAAB 9-3 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.25 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 58%, 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! 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

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 Jan 1998 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 130 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 Jan 1998 — Sep 2000 2.0 Petrol 130 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 2000 Coupe 2.0 T Sep 2000 — Sep 2002

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2000 Coupe 2.0 T Sep 2000 — Sep 2002 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 10.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 T Sep 1998 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 154 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 T Sep 1998 — Sep 2000 2.0 Petrol 154 HP 10.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Jan 1998 — Sep 1999 2.0 Petrol 185 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 2000 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Sep 2000 — Sep 2002

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 185 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Jan 1998 — Sep 1999 2.0 Petrol 185 HP 10.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 2000 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Sep 2000 — Sep 2002 2.0 Petrol 185 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Sep 1998 — Sep 1999 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1999 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Sep 1999 — Sep 2002 2.0 Petrol 205 HP 9.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1999 Coupe 2.0 Turbo Sep 1999 — Sep 2002 2.0 Petrol 205 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.2 TiD 2.2 Diesel 115 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.3 Jan 1998 — Sep 1998 2.3 Petrol 150 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-3 1998 Coupe 2.3 Jan 1998 — Sep 1998 2.3 Petrol 150 HP 10.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Saab 9-3 1999 2.3 Coupe Viggen Sep 1999 — Sep 2000

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds

2.3 Petrol 225 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (5)

SAAB 9-3 prices

SAAB 9-3 1998 - 2002 coupe price in Latvia is from 400 € to 3500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles SAAB 9-3 price is average - SAAB 9-3 is approximately for 52 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 1800 € 2000 € 2200 €
SAAB 9-3 2000 price 400 € 2100 € 3500 €
SAAB 9-3 1999 price 500 € 1700 € 3300 €
SAAB 9-3 1998 price 1000 € 1800 € 2600 €

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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 14.7 percent of SAAB 9-3 of this generation (on average 10 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21%.

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SAAB 9-3 1998 coupe features (options)

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

Adjustable steering wheel
76%
Conditioning
74%
Climate control
66%
Leather upholstery
48%
Metallic paint
48%
Cruise control
34%
Heated seats
32%
Sunroof
20%

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SAAB 9-3 reviews

Total 21 SAAB 9-3 owner reviews

SAAB 9-3 1998 Hatchback Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:7`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 15.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 700 € (~ 700 € per year)
Total car rating:
5
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   male, age 31
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