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I have a 9-3. Best car I ever owned. And the
UK Consumers Association ranked the two-year
old 9-3 (1999) most reliable tied with three others, none of which was a Mercedes.
The people who have compared the two in the
Saabnet board consider the Merc dull. A very nice car and all but dull and not as utilitarian as the Saab.
Sure, the 9-3 is going to be a totally new car in 2002 but the 1998-2001's are still great cars; a real bargain when the real price is known.