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View on the 2008 Saab 9-3 1.8t?

What is your view on the 2008 Saab 9-3 1.8t Linear Sport?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Ger Cuddy (Laois) - Sun, 12 May 2013 20:08

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Ger,

We always did have a big soft spot for Saabs in general, but the sad fact is that the last-gen 9-3 was neither a great car in and of itself, nor especially reliable. The 1.8t petrol engine was, at least, a little better than the diesel options in terms of reliability, but it’s probably going to be troublesome. Definitely don’t buy one that doesn’t have a full service history, and don’t pay too much for it either. I reckon €4,000 would be top value.

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