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Volkswagen GTI, Saab 9-3, Hatchback
#7 of 8 Re: 2008 GTI VS 2007 SAAB 9-3 [nwabill]
Dec 28, 2007 (1:30 pm)
Just got an 2008 9-3 2.0t with cold weather, sunroof, premium pkg,, basically everything but the navicomp. I did pretty well (26,1000) due to a trade-in and some discounts. I thoroughly enjoyed driving the 2007, but was sold on the 2008 due to it's exterior changes (love that light bar).
If you can get the GM employee pricing, Saab's are an excellent vehicle for the price. (don't ask, i don't have the ability to give out codes.)
#8 of 8 Re: 2008 GTI VS 2007 SAAB 9-3 [craigp1]
Dec 26, 2008 (12:01 am)
I guess you like cars with personality and less concerning about reliability.
Both cars have never been praised in reliablity.
But Saab tend to luz its value quicker than GTI since its under GM.
Considering this, you might wanna get used Saab with good care (hard to find but worth to find). You gonna save several thousand dollars easily with used Saab.
Another point is that GTI is newer model. For Saab until 2007 model, 9-3 is old model from 2003. The ride and sporty feeling is very subjective thing to choose. In my experience, Saab is very good car to ride but not sporty as GTI. DSG was fun but fun always fade away sooner or later if you really don't need it. (DSG on GTI is not like Ferrari's paddle shifter)
If I am you, I will go with Saab. Only because it is rarer on the road.
Woops.... this is kinda old post...
But I am leaving this just for people who visit to find some advise.