What is the best color for the Saab 9-3?

THe heading for this post is taken from a search query that came up today.

Saab color query

Now, I tend to think that if you’ve got to ask Google that question rather than make up your own mind, then something’s a little amiss. But it does make a good topic for a poll – doesn’t it?

Because the convertible seems to attracts some different opinions (and because it has some exclusive colors) we’ll make this about the Sport Sedan and the SportCombi.

Step 1 – Take a look at the Saab color palette for the 2008 model year. Then click the back button on your browser and return for…..

Step 2 – Place your vote in the poll below



I’ll post the results tomorrow morning. I have a feeling that the winner will be…..well……you know. But let’s not count any chickens before they hatch.

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  1. Looking out my window to the big parking lot and I think I can spot 4 new 9-3 (all of them SC of course…). Three are black and one is (I think) Smoke Beige. Black is really nice, but I you saw those cars now… Half of them are dirt-grey. Black is OK in Sweden in the summer, but *not* during okt-mar. So I go with Titan Grey. It’s as nice as the black ones, but also looks much more OK through out the winter.

  2. Yep, I’m a big fan of Titan Grey as well. I’ve always liked Smoke Beige as well. I don’t think I’d ever get one myself, but the 2008 model is the first one I’ve liked in Laser Red, too.

  3. If it’s an AERO i would prefer black as the chrome accents and the lights stand out quite more. A new 9-3 in titan grey is finally sitting in the Showroom…… 🙂

  4. Yeah, results are interesting so far. 2007 is pre-snow silver, which is being shown in the results. Jet Black’s kicking some butt, too, possibly because of the accents as Joe mentioned.

  5. The color pallette in Namibia or the 365 days ever sun-drenched Southern Africa would be vastly different to people living with snow and ice for up to 6 months / year.

    Black and darker metalic colors are nice but really not practical as (1) they get dirty easily with dirt roads in abundance and (2) retain heat much longer and hence the interior of the vehicle tend to be a lot hotter in the African sun. Food for thought if you live in this part of the world. White and silver seems to be dominant and the occasional odd-ball color of red, black, steel grey and the different variants thereof as well as the pallette of blue in its various guises.

    For many of us around here, it is more how hot this darn thing can become in the hot African sun and how easy it would be to clean as opposed to how good the color would accentuate the design profile of the car.

  6. i’m a big fan of red, and the front 98% of this car looks stunning in polar white and snow silver, but those taillights….it has to be black for 08.

    as an aside, i wish snow silver was a little less silver and a little more snow. i generally can’t stand lexus but they make a really nice white that looks incredible in the sun.

  7. While I’m still a Polar White fan, and you can’t get the anniv. edition in that color, I’m glad my wife talked me into Titan Grey.

    It’s gorgeous!

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