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2000 Saab 9-3

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2000 Base 2dr Hatchback
most popular
Price:   -  From $26,100
2000 Base 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $26,600
2000 SE HOT 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $32,175
2000 Viggen 2dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $37,995
2000 Viggen 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $37,995
2000 Base w/Black Top 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $39,725
2000 SE HOT w/Black Top 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $43,250
2000 SE Spring Edition w/Black Top 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $43,995
2000 Viggen w/Black Top 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $44,995


Saab's new 9-3 is the successor to the long-lived Saab 900, a car that practically became a legend among its followers. Like all Saabs, the 900 had a reputation for being somewhat quirky. Not everyone liked its styling, the way the ignition key was mounted on the center console and not everyone understood the value of its Black Panel instrument cluster and other unconventional features. The 9-3 is quite a bit more mainstream. The Saab 9-3 is the result of extensive refinement and re-engineering of the 900. With such a significant evolutionary step forward for 1999, Saab felt that a new model designation was in order. Like the new 9-5, the 9-3 (pronounced "nine-three") designation traces its roots to Saab's aviation heritage. A mild redesign has resulted in a smoother, cleaner look for the new 9-3. As we saddled up a pair of Saab 9-3 sedans for a 5,800-mile dash from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, we couldn't help wondering whether Saab might have rounded off a few too many corners. We wondered whether Saab had taken away all of those idiosyncratic touches that loyalists have learned to love. But by the time we reached the Mile 0 marker in Key West marking the southernmost point on the American mainland, we had decided we liked the new 9-3. Covering the nearly 5,800 miles in just over 96 hours, the new 9-3 had nary a problem. It offered lots of power, a smooth-shifting gearbox and handling that inspired confidence in sometimes-treacherous conditions.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 185 HP / 194 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 185 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 185 HP / 194 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 185 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 29 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
46.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
90 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.2 "
Exterior Width
67.4 "
Exterior Height
56.2 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.9 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
34.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
52.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,990 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
17.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " / 16.0 " / 15.0 "
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Colored
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan
4 / 4 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic / Telescopic Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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