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Saab 9-3, Coupe, Convertible
#58 of 533 Sport Exhaust? To buy or not to buy... that is the question.
Mar 29, 2001 (7:57 am)
I'm taking delivery of a 2001 9-3 SE within the next few days and am seriously considering upgrading to the Saab sport exhaust right off the bat. All the literature that I've read claims a 7 hp increase. The dealer claims it is more like 3 hp. Does anyone have any insight on this? Also, how does the sport exhaust affect the torque curve? I haven't seen any info. on that whatsoever. Has anyone seen or heard of any quantitative documentation such as the hp/torque curves with the sport exhaust installed. Any insight whatsoever is appreciated.
Mar 29, 2001 (12:40 pm)
I'm looking at buying a 9-3. Does anyone know how long the $4700 rebate is going until??
#61 of 533 Full size spare tire
Mar 29, 2001 (4:11 pm)
Does Saab 9-3 comes with full size spare? Any feedback would be much appreciated!
#62 of 533 9-3 has a T115/70R15 small spare, rebates...
Mar 29, 2001 (4:50 pm)
Rebates are anyone's guess, but FWIW I think they will continue so Saab can keep the factory going until they come out with the new "9-3".
dsciulli - why not wait till you get it? 3-7 HP is going to make more of a mental then a physical difference. Your gear technique and road conditions will have more impact. It definitely has a different sound and the exhaust tip is way cool.
#63 of 533 Re:$4700 "rebate"
Mar 29, 2001 (7:01 pm)
Please be aware that there is NOT a $4700 REBATE - the $4700 is a Manufacturer to Dealer INCENTIVE, not a Manufacturer to Consumer rebate!
Check around if you are serious about getting a Saab 9-3 - I got one this month at dealer invoice less the $4700 incentive. How? E-mail! It was the easiest sale the dealership had all month!
#64 of 533 $4700 incentive & Spare tire size
Mar 30, 2001 (8:43 am)
I was told by several dealers the manufacturer to dealer incentive ($4700 for base, $5500 for SE, etc) will be ended on March 31. Most dealers will give you that incentive. Edmunds said you will be taxed before the incentive. My dealer didn't put any MSRP or Incentive information on the sale contract, he put down only the final sales price. My sales tax was charged after the incentive.
9-3 doesn't have full-size spare tire.
The car has 4 air vents (2 on each side and 2 behind the "armrest" for rear passengers.
The strange wind noise and short remote range seem to be common problems.
#65 of 533 2003 9-3 rumors
Mar 30, 2001 (4:10 pm)
While buying a new 9-3 (wohoo!) I talked with a couple of dealership folks about the 2003 all-new 9-3. I was told that there is no hatch version planned, and that Saab salesfolk were pushing for Saab to reconsider, since the hatch is not easily available in the near-lux market and it is a selling point with some customers. Apparently salesfolks would like there to be a hatch version in addition to the (upcoming) sedan and wagon.
#66 of 533 disable upshift light in 2001 9-3?
Mar 31, 2001 (8:33 am)
If anyone finds out how to do this, please post. In some Saabs, apparently there is a fuse for it. In 99 9-3's, there is a known wire to cut. But in 2000 and 2001 9-3's, I haven't found anyone who knows what wire to cut, and there isn't a fuse for it. Any info apreciated.
#67 of 533 NO HATCHBACK???
Apr 01, 2001 (8:27 am)
Do I understand your post correctly, floppym? The Hatchback is the main reason I've loved my Saabs - just upgraded to a 2001 9-3 and am already a little disappointed that the cargo area isn't completely flat like my old 900... but NO hatchback at all? The good news is -- should impact my resale value in a positive way!