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What the Saab 9-3 Looks Like After More Than 400,000 Kilometers

Experience the Longevity of the 2008 Saab 9-3 TiD with Over 400,000 Kms on Sale in the Netherlands

The 2008 Saab 9-3 SportWagon 1.9 TiD, a beautiful and stylish sports station wagon, has recently been advertised for sale in the Netherlands by its owner, Gijs Marree. The vehicle, which was constructed in 2008, has been driven for over 400,000 kilometers, making it an impressive and reliable option for those in the market for a used car.

Despite its high mileage, the interior of the Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD is in excellent condition. The seats, for example, show only minimal signs of wear and tear along the edges, which is typical of a vehicle that has been well-cared for. The rear seats of the car appear to be completely new and in pristine condition, with no signs of wear or damage. The buttons, controls, and steering wheel leather are all in excellent condition, with no signs of wear or fading.

Fairly good quality of the Saab interior, despite the criticism

As you can see in the pictures, there are hardly any signs of use: the seats show signs of use only on the edges, where they are most often worn when getting in and out of the vehicle. There is also no wear in the rest of the interior, for example the buttons on the dashboard and other controls, the steering wheel leather is a little worn – but not too much.

There are no complaints about the driver's position of this Saab
There are no complaints about the driver’s position of this Saab

While some have criticized Saab for using cheaper materials in the interior of their vehicles, such as hard plastic, in practice, the interior of the Saab 9-3 TiD serves its purpose well. The only noticeable issue with the interior is a slight creaking of the hard plastic, which is mostly negligible and does not impact the overall quality of the vehicle.

Mileage “Reset”

It’s worth noting that some car dealers often buy used Saab vehicles with high mileage, then “reset” the odometer to make it appear as if the vehicle has traveled fewer miles. This unethical practice allows them to sell the vehicle for a much higher price than its actual value.


The mileage display shows 403,000 kilometers, which is rarely seen on any car, not only on Saabs.
The mileage display shows 403,000 kilometers, which is rarely seen on any car, not only on Saabs.

This fact is used by many car dealers, who buy such vehicles and then artificially “remove” the mileage on the vehicle’s computer, so they sell such a car with “supposedly” 150,000 or 200,000 kilometers for almost double the price.

Compare your Saab 9-3 with this example

However, this Saab 9-3 TiD has been well-maintained and its interior is in excellent condition, making it a great value for those in the market for a used car. So take a look at the interior of your Saab 9-3 and compare it with this Saab from the Netherlands, and of course compare the mileage.

If your Saab is much more worn, your odometer reads, for example, 170,000 km and you purchased a used Saab – then it is possible that the car has traveled at least twice as much.

The rear seats are like new, although 400,000 kilometers have been driven
The rear seats are like new, although 400,000 kilometers have been driven

The Saab 9-3 TiD is equipped with a range of modern and convenient features, including LED and xenon lighting, a 2-part leather interior, a towbar, air conditioning, and more. The car also features good tires and alloy rims, cruise control, and ISOFIX child seat anchors, making it an ideal option for families.

How much does a used Saab like this cost

Gijs Marree, the owner of this 2008 Saab 9-3 TiD, has priced the vehicle at €2,995, making it an affordable and reliable option for those in the market for a used car. The car has been well-maintained and is in excellent condition, with a valid technical inspection until 08-2023. If you’re interested in this beautiful and comfortable Saab 9-3 TiD, feel free to reach out to Gijs Marree for more information.

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Whatever, The Saab 9-3 TiD is an impressive and reliable option for those in the market for a used car. Despite its high mileage, the interior of the vehicle is in excellent condition, making it a great value for those looking for a stylish and functional vehicle. The car’s range of modern and convenient features, along with its affordable price, make it an ideal choice for families and those who are looking for a reliable and well-maintained used car.

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