jimbenton said:Consumer Reports is a little confusing when it comes to rating the reliability of the 9-3. In their 2008 Buying Guide they rate the reliability as "much worse than average." HOWEVER, in the December 2007 volume of Consumer Reports (page 6) they indicate the 9-3 is "newly recommended" due to improved reliability. In other words, the reliability has improved to at least "average", and the 9-3 has performed well in their safety tests.
I believe the 2008 Buying Guide was actually put together before the December 2007 Consumer Reports was published. Therefore, I'm betting the Saab 9-3's reliablity is OK. At least that's what I'm telling myself since I just bought one.