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2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $39,590 - $46,990
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.8l V6 T
Transmissions A5, A6, M6
Fuel Economy 15-19 (city), 24-27 (highway)

The 9-3 is available as a stylish convertible, which seems to be especially appealing for its combination of 4-seat practicality and compact size. A choice of two turbocharged engines is available: a 210-bhp 2.0L I-4, or a 250-bhp 2.8L V-6. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic (2.0T), or 6-speed automatic (Aero). Value-conscious customers will prefer the base 2.0T Convertible due to its significantly lower price. The 9-3 Aero Convertible does have a more powerful V-6, two-tone leather seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels, but at a significant price premium.

What Changed:

The 9-3 receives numerous styling changes for 2008 mainly all-new front-end styling.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
9-3 Convertible 2.0T 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 19/27/23 50 $39,590
9-3 Convertible 2.0T 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A5 FWD 18/24/21 50 $40,940
9-3 Convertible Aero 2.8l V6 T (255-bhp) M6 FWD 16/26/20 55 $45,640
9-3 Convertible Aero 2.8l V6 T (255-bhp) A6 FWD 15/24/19 55 $46,990