Compare Saab Vehicles

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Saab generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 2nd Generation Saab 9-3

From 2003 to 2011, the 9-3 accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 1.16. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 11 Saab generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
11th 9-3 Gen 2 2003—2011
10th 9-2X Gen 1 2005—2006
9th 9-5 Gen 1 1999—2009