The 9-3 Convertible range starts at £23,895 on the road for the well-equipped Linear 1.8t model. That’s over £500 less than the base Audi Cabriolet, almost £1,000 lower than the entry BMW 318i Convertible, and a staggering £7,350 more affordable than the cheapest Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible. The Saab also has a higher level of standard specification than all of the above, making it the best value premium four-seater convertible on the British market.
The sporting 9-3 Vector derivatives cost £2,000 more than the Linear models. The 2.0t, 175 bhp engine is £1,100 more than the 1.8t, 150 bhp motor, and the range-topping 210 bhp Aero starts at a tempting £28,895.
Running costs also promise to be class-leading, with the lowest insurance groupings in the sector, along with low CO2 emission levels throughout the range, and very strong residual value forecasts, according to leading independent experts.
"Saab has dominated the British premium four-seater soft-top sector for six years with the best-selling 9-3 Convertible," says Jonathan Nash, Saab GB’s Managing Director. "With acclaimed driving dynamics, unique styling features, and the best value and cost of ownership package in its class, the desirable new 9-3 Convertible looks set to maintain Saab’s lead in the sector."
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