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SAAB 9-3 Convertible (2003–2011)

Last updated 23 May 2017

Length 4635–4668 mm
Width 1762–1780 mm
Height 1435–1437 mm
Wheelbase 2675 mm
Boot Space 253–352 L

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As usual, the seats are superb. They and the steering wheel are almost infinitely adjustable so you achieve almost instant comfort. And SAAB has gone one step smarter than Mercedes here. The seat belts are built into the seats, so are easy to get hold of. They don't have to be handed to you by electric arms as in the CLK.

If it suddenly starts to rain, the thick good-looking top goes up in around 20 seconds, pretty much the same as the CLK cabrio. That automatically raises the SAAB's stowage compartment floor, increasing boot capacity from 235 litres to 356 litres. But obviously you can't put the top down when the boot is full of your holiday luggage.

You can carry bits on the back, though. An accessory boot spoiler doubles up as a ski/boogie board holder as you can see in one of the photos. Though top-up visibility is improved with a larger glass rear window and this is very much an all weather car, the interior is snug rather than bright and airy like the Mercedes.


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