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Motorweek Drivers Choice Award 9-3 Sedan



3/03

SAAB 9-3 SPORT SEDAN HONORED AS 'BEST FAMILY SEDAN' IN MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Norcross, GA - Looking beyond the common and typical family sedans, editors at PBS's MotorWeek television chose the all-new Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan in their annual Drivers' Choice Awards as 'Best Family Sedan.'

MotorWeek, America's long-running automotive magazine show, announced its annual Drivers' Choice Awards at the 2003 Chicago Auto Show. Winners will be featured on MotorWeek on PBS beginning February 14, 2003 and on cable's Speed Channel beginning February 17, 2003.

MotorWeek test drives more than 150 cars and trucks annually, and Drivers' Choice Awards are selected by a team of 10 judges, comprised of writers, producers and the crew of MotorWeek. Judges' decisions are based on superior performance, style, technology, practicality and dollar value. But 'fun to drive' need not be left out of family car specifications. In MotorWeek's broadcast review of the all-new 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Sport Sedan, drivers noted that the 9-3 'cuts through the cones like a sharp knife' and 'feel as though it wants you to drive it quickly.'

"with its superb handling, quiet ride and excellent highway manners, its punchy turbocharged 4-cylinder and surprisingly low price, the new Saab 9-3 has still retained its uniqueness while becoming more attainable to mainstream buyers,' MotorWeek commented.

Prices for the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan start at $25,900.

'Not only are Saabs designed to be practical and comfortable, with the latest safety features, but they are built for those who enjoy driving ' at work, at play or with your family,' noted Debra Kelly-Ennis, president of Saab Cars USA. 'We are pleased and honored that MotorWeek has recognized the high value and advanced engineering of the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan.'


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