Saab 9-3 2.2 TiD

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Reviews - Saab 9-3 2.2 TiD

Hatchback, Estate, Saloon, Convertible - Front (FWD) - 6 Speed Manual, 5 Speed Automatic - 123 bhp - Diesel

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“Sweden's little secret”

published 13/02/2002

Practical, comfortable and well equipped

About to be ousted by new model

I have written this op, to try and win that £7 on the car competition. Time for some grovelling. Ciao, your my best friend... (sorry, about that, I won't do it any more!) At the age of 15, I am a couple of years off going out with my (little) cash and trying to buy a car. So I've just got to put...

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Excellent

Fast, stylish, comforting, sexy!

Nothing

I purchased the Saab 9-3 2.2TiD yesterday, the year of the car is late 2003. I paid just over £8,500 for the car with confidence in it from after reading a couple of other reviews that have been posted on ciao. Based on what the other reviewers had to say i thought the car would be a good buy! I...

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“Number 9 Number 9 Number 9”

published 26/02/2001

Solid, well built, safe

Boring

What is the fixation with SAAB and the number 9? For the last 30 years all their cars have had the number 9 in them, we have had, that I can recall, the 95, 96, the 900, the 9000, and lately the 9-3 and 9-5. They must have the most unimaginative car naming department in the entire global motor...

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“Saab 93 2.2 TID Arc 2003”

published 02/08/2007

Amazing Car with great turbos, fun to drive

There are problems, could be costly to maintain

I own a Saab 93 2.2 TID Arc 2003, looks wise it's a stunner with it's unique graphite green paint work, which looks black but in the sun gives off a green shade makes for the DVLA to raise questions about the cars colour been changed, as people either write it down as Green or Black on the log...

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“Scandinavian Charm”

published 06/09/2005

Solid Reliable

Boring trim, expensive Parts

This is a long term review on owning a Saab for 18 months. I bought my Saab 2.2 TiD Second Hand from a dealer, it a V plate 2000 model. This was the first diesel range Saab produced but its fairly advanced with all the nice diesel features. Later models feature variable vane turbos which adapt...

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“Saab 93 2.2 Tid se”

published 07/04/2008

Solid,well built,safe,economical,quick,stylish,com...

Main dealers service costs,Sid units pixels,and pa...

Had my Saab 93 2.2 tid se just over a year now and it has been a superb car so far! Well built,totally reliable,economical,comfortable and a superb drivers car. Luckily there is a Saab specialist on my doorstep virtually,so repairs and servicing are done using genuine Saab products,but without...

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Super

Large Boot Space, Quick

Handling Twitchy, Reliability issues

I received this vehicle through my company and have been reasonably happy with it. Boot space is cavernous and with the back seats down (not split/fold sadly) the boot space consists of over half the volume of the car. Other storage is a little sparse with only small door pockets, pockets on the...

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Excellent

Smart, stylish & fast

handling (at times)

An excellent car, improved on the earlier hatchback version which was replaced by the sports saloon from late 2002. IMPROVEMENTS The sports saloon is stylish, with sleek looks and providing a range of interior styles. The neetness of the chrome finish and half leather seats provided in the Vector...

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Excellent

Comfort and safety - a smooth mile muncher with a ...

Road holding on corners could be better but advant...

I've owned a 9-3 SE 2.2 TID for over 5 years now, we've covered over 30,000 miles since we bought the car from a dealer. Our main driver for the SAAB was the safety aspect with a young family but I've always wanted a SAAB, having admired them from afar as a kid/teenager. We've got the first...

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Good

Nice Ride, Good Looks

Bad Reliability, Rear Space

The company i work for took delivery of 8 brand new 2.2 TID cars as part of a lease... 2 1/2 yrs on they are all going back early as we have had so many problems. Every one of the cars has broken down at least twice... My car X reg which now has 70000 on it has had 4 new fog lights , 2 new...

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“Reliability Problems”

published 16/02/2011

A comfortable car, lots of good features

Unreliable, expensive to repair

I purchased my used a 2004 Saab 9-3 2.2TDi 4 years ago which was a Saab approved used car "meticulously selected". In the first year under warranty the crankshaft pulley broke, windscreen wiper motor, inter-cooler pipe and clutch was replaced and the air conditioning repaired which has never...

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Question

published 14/05/2010

what parts will interchange with GM motor parts engine etc ?
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published 24/10/2011

BOOT WANT OPEN CAN IT BE OPENED MANUALLY ?
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published 24/10/2011

It depends on when your car was made. Some Saab 9-3s have a boot release button on the driver's door, but later models got rid of this. If there is no mechanism on the inside of your driver's door, you can only use the button on your keys, or there is supposed to be an emergency release located inside the boot itself. If you can access the boot by folding down the rear seats, you should be able to activate the emergency release!