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This is a sweet car to drive with smooth V6 and turbo torque. It gives you the joy of shifting your own gears with its 6-speed manual transmission and it can get close to 30 mpg on the highway.
DISCLAIMER: The car has close to 100,000 miles and feels solid, like new but it has a gas gauge that cuts in and out and doesn't always read accurately. Please fill it up every 200 miles just to be safe and not run out of gas. My mechanic can't guarantee that an expensive repair will solve the issue. It's just too nice not to rent out. I want others to experience the buttery smooth turbo torque of the V6.
NOTE: If you want to save on delivery charges for trips 7 days or less, it's only a $12 (non-surge) Uber/Lyft ride, 15 minutes from the Airport to the vehicle location.
Also, if you are new to Lyft, since I'm a driver, you can use my referral code for $15 in free ride credit...
It handles well, is safe and has amazingly comfortable Saab seats. The exhaust has a nice V6 rumble but is not too loud. This car will do 150+ mph (so I've read and you won't attempt to verify.) It's a Saab so you know it's safe.
The dark "Nocturne" blue color looks amazing in the sun and it has a charcoal leather interior with heated memory seats, moon roof, HID steering headlights, fog lights, rear park assist. The front cupholder is almost magical. Rear seats fold down split 60/40 for large cargo in the trunk. Also has a 6-disc CD changer and Sirius XM satellite radio to keep long trips from getting boring.
NOTE: CAR HAS THE BEAUTIFUL 18" WHEELS FROM A SAAB TURBO X IN THE SUMMER AND SNOW TIRES AND WHEELS IN THE WINTER
<<< NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE VEHICLE >>>
VEHICLE REQUIRES PREMIUM FUEL (Gotta squeeze out that power from something. :-) )
Snow tires or chains
Please fill it up every 200 miles or so with premium gas due to the gas gauge issue.
2008 Saab 9-3Manual V6 Turbo Saab (Atul's)15551
Atul is the man. He is super flexible and will help you out if your plans change. This particular car of his is in great shape - well maintained, clean, runs great, and the manual transmission / tV6 shift LIKE BUTTER. Fun, quirky car to drive. Would definitely rent from Atul again in the future.
Atul was great, very communicative, very up front about the car. Pick up and drop off was smooth and much faster than a traditional rental agency. The car rode super smooth, got great gas mileage, and was priced very fairly.
Atul was there minutes after we walked out from baggage claim, smile on his face. A few quick pointers on the car and we were off. What a great car, thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely hope to rent it again. Atul was quick to reply to every note, everything went very smoothly. Thanks so much Atul, see you next time!
Atul is great, everything went smoothly. He actually taught me how to drive a manual transmission vehicle with his car (upon my request). He told me that if I did too much in the way of damaging the car in learning it we would have to stop but that was totally acceptable. Things went well and I had a great experience with him.
Good rental experience, fun car. It's so hard to find a stick shift to rent anymore. Love the turbo V6 with the manual, makes for an engaging drive. European suspension and handling round out the package. This example is in very clean condition, does not show the 90k+ miles on the odometer. Atul puts proper winter tires on when the season calls for it, so it's safe and easy to drive even in December. Atul is flexible with arrangements, made the experience quite convenient, and communicated very well.
Atul was extremely flexible. Not only did he communicate efficiently, but was very friendly and kind while doing so. The vehicle was clean, well cared for and drove fantastic and handles very well which is important during these minnesota winters. Zippy little thing too. I loved it and look forward to renting from him in the future.
Atul was fantastic — friendly, helpful, and courteous. Unfortunately due to my own lack of skill I wasn't able to rent his beautiful Saab Aero, but I would definitely work with him again the next time I need to rent a vehicle.
This was a very smooth transaction. Atul is extremely responsive to email and text, and the Saab is fun to drive. Certainly nice to have a manual for rent, it gets good gas mileage, and there is plenty of trunk space. Good value. I'd definitely rent from Atul again
Atul was great to deal with and flexible with renting his vehicle. Communication was great. The USB phone charging cable and aux audio sound cable were helpful additions in the vehicle. I would rent vehicles from Atul again.
Oh my goodness, where do we begin. Atul is fantastic. He's available for any concern, even if it's something dumb like "how do we handle the car wash". I rented out my car once, but this was my first time actually renting a car with Turo.
To be honest, I was terrified at first. I didn't know how it would work, or what would happen if things went wrong. With Atul there answering every question and helping me out: I definitely had the best experience ever!
Would recommend renting any of Atul's cars, especially this one. It was a fun, smooth ride that was great for a road trip around the Midwest!
This is a great little car. Sporty and comfortable. I enjoyed driving the Saab so much I ended up keeping it for about 3 weeks. Atul was very accommodating and flexible with extending the rental 3 times... All around great experience.