The Saab 9-3 Convertible : 1999 – 2003

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by in 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 9-3


Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The Saab 9-3 convertible was added in 1999 as an addition to the 9-3 model lineup.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: 2-door Convertible, 5 spoke wheels, front cornering lights, improved convertible top with single centrally located fastening handle, larger rear window, integrated rain channels over doors, improved sealing and sound insulation.

2000 MY Viggen Model Added

Interior: An updated version of the NG900 interior combined with appointments from that of the 9-5 including a new cupholder, center mounted ignition, driver’s seat fold-down armrest, new cockpit inspired dash and enhanced night panel.

2001 MY Onstar added

Viggen Interiors had two tone leather seats with Viggen embossed on seat backs

Chassis: Front – MacPherson spring struts with twin tube gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. Rear – H-formed, twisted beam rear axle with inner and outer anti-roll bars. Coil springs and twin tube gas shock absorbers. Power assisted rack and pinion steering, ABS Brakes, with Electronic Brake Force Distribution. Stronger structural safety bars including B-pillar.

Engine: Four cylinders, 16-valve engine, ecopower engine. Three way catalytic converter and Lambda sensor. Saab Trionic, Turbocharger.

Transmission: Transverse drive unit. Front wheel drive. Full synchromesh, five speed manual gearbox. Optional four speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission with three programmes and direct mechanical lock-up in third and fourth gears


Front Track
Rear Track
Ground Clearance
Turning Circle 10.9

Max Speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph 8 seconds

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1999 MY – ?
2000 MY – ?
2001 MY – ?
2002 MY – ?
2003 MY – ?

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3 Responses to “The Saab 9-3 Convertible : 1999 – 2003”

  1. Marc

    18. Jan, 2009

    Hi. I’m looking at a nice used 2002 9-3 SE convertble. Did the 2002 have the pop-up rollover bars behind the rear headrests?

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  2. Rick

    06. Sep, 2009

    Can the intergrated armrest on the drivers seat be removed and if so how?



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