Are Saab Cars reliable? YES! – SAAB 9-3 the most reliable in its class

German cars technical control organization assorts these defect rate reports yearly. A car model have to be tested at least 500 times to be assorted in TÜV and DEKRA report, so statistics are exact enough. But imagine how people use models in different ways.

But from what I can tell, they combine two separate reliability surveys, one by DEKRA and another by TUV. They are published by ADAC-Automarxx, which is effectively the German Automobile Association.

We covered the 2008 ratings back in the Trollhattan Saab days. These are the latest tables, compiled in June 2010. I’ve got three tables to share. The first of these is for vehicles with up to 50,000kms on the odometer.

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The second table is for vehicles with between 50,000km and 100,000km on the odometer:

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Saab 9-3 received an award as the most reliable vehicle in the middle class. With 50,000 mileage, 93.1% of Saab’s showed no defect requiring the service and for the 100,000 km, this percentage is still respectable and is 84.2%. The result is a boost for Saab, taking into account that the Saab managed to surpass two major competitors in both categories, Audi A4 and Toyota Avensis.

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Goran Aničić
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For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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