Drive the 3, drive the hell out of, drive it with the Sports Suspension(Sport and M-Sport) and play with the driving modes.
If you did and you liked it, you are not giving up much of anything.
'98 Dinan/RMS stage 2+(VAC cams, CES Cutring etc)
'11 Saab 9-3 XWD tuned(wife)
'06 Saab 9-5 Combi 5mt tuned(Aero interior/Konis etc)