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#2095 of 3350 URGENT - desperate 93 owner in a jam....
Oct 24, 2003 (5:37 pm)
i own a 1999 saab 93. for the most part i like it a lot.
i let my dad drive it today and i told him that the only way to remove the key is to put it into reverse.
well, he got home and put it into what he must have thought was reverse and he couldnt remove the key. so i went out to check it out and it looks like it is in 4th, but i have to keep the parking brake on or it will roll - even with the clutch out. worse, is that i can remove the key and reinsert it, but i can not turn the ignition or move the gear shift from what looks like 4th gear. if that werent enough, the car is parked in front of the garage door where my mothers car is parked and she cant get it out. HELP!!!!!!!! if anyone has experienced this and has the secret to starting the car, i would be much obliged.
please email me at: backcountryjournalhotmail.com to be sure i get it.
thanks in advance!!!!
#2096 of 3350 Quality improvements for 2004 9-3?
Oct 26, 2003 (1:18 pm)
Does anyone have any specific insights into Saab addressing any of the quality issues apparent in the 2003 models in the new 2004s? There seem to be recurring themes in posts of buzzy doors , stalling with auto trans and substandard audio systems.
I am somewhat interested in a 2004 9-3 Arc(primarily because of eligibility for GM employee discount), but am leery of spending the kind of money Saab wants for a car with a predisposition toward these kinds of problems. Passing along any knowledge of attempts by Saab to improve the 2004s would be appreciated.
Oct 27, 2003 (5:22 pm)
Well, it sees someone's about tos core a good deal on a 2001.
I am not sure why the feeling is there that the car will be going - the Saab 9-3 is a very durable car, and there are plenty of them driving around very well indeed with well over 200k miles on the odometer. It's one of the reasons I bought a "GM 9-3" Saab (no leasing for me).
#2098 of 3350 Re: Quality improvements for 2004 9-3?
Oct 31, 2003 (10:17 am)
My car 03 Arc is in the shop right now to fix the Onstar system (dealer says there is a recall of these) and the random rattle/buzz problems.
While the dealership has my car they gave me a 04 Arc as a loaner. My car is a 6 speed stick but was impressed with the steptronic tranny of the 04.
The doors didn't rattle at all but the side-pillars (where the seat belt comes out) still buzz with the audio pumped up.
The read seats are also a but lose but it is a quick fix at the dealers and most of the noises go away.
Hope that helps you 04 buyers.
#2099 of 3350 Loving my new Saab
Oct 31, 2003 (9:45 pm)
Just got a 2004 6-speed 9-3 Aero and I love it! So far so good...of course, I've only had it 3 days. No random buzzing or other noises yet.
This car is a blast to drive. I'm having the Pirelli Rosso tires taken off this week to replace them with an all season tire. The Pennsylvania winters aren't very conducive to safe driving with summer high performance tires. So, I'm just going to sell the Pirellis and hope I come out even at the end.
Have I mentioned how much I love this car? My opinion on the noises is as follows: All cars have their problems. Think of the number of Saabs sold versus the number of people who post here. These forums are great ways to see if anyone else is experiencing your particular problem. That doesn't necessarily mean all cars have that problem. I will take a buzzing door or a slight rattle over a major mechanical or engine issue any day!
#2100 of 3350 Loosing my 9-3 enthusiasm!!!
Nov 02, 2003 (7:45 pm)
Hi folks, thanks for your response to my 2003 9-3 ARC w/auto and 2800 miles problems (message 2078). Let me start this discussion by saying this car is more fun to DRIVE than any other car I've had. However, I brought my car to Saab of Southbay (Torrance, CA) to fix a malfunctioning sunroof, stalling(auto trans.),transmission slipping from 2nd to 3rd (under hard acceleration, in manual or auto. mode),stereo- where rear speakers had half the volume of the front speakers(no rattles or buzz though) and a key fob that would not open the doors,(they gave me the wrong manual key upon delivery, so that didn't work either). They gave me a 2004 ARC w/ auto and 17",(pillars between front and rear door buzz w/ stereo cranked) but not the sport springs, which lower the car about 2", as a loaner. They called to say my car was fixed, but they couldn't find a problem w/the tranny. O.K. When I went to pick it up, the sunroof still would not close after it was retracted all the way back. They replaced the stereo amp, claiming it was bad. They say they fixed the stalling even though no codes were shown, time will tell. In the mean time, my 2004 9-3 ARC LOANER, with 1700 miles, lost power(had no acceleration) on Saturday, and reverted to "limp home mode" after the engine light came on. Needless to say my enthusiasm is diminishing very rapidly for the Saab 9-3 "Sport Sedan". The dealer will deliver my 9-3 to me on Monday, w/ sunroof finally fixed, they say,(20 miles from dealership)and will "limp home" with their loaner! I'll keep you posted.
#2101 of 3350 9-3 enthusiasm!!!
Nov 03, 2003 (6:32 am)
My 9-3ss Linear purchased in March 03 now has 11k miles and not a single problem. No buzzing, no error codes, no stalls, nothing. It has been an outstanding car so far.
#2102 of 3350 Way to go 9-3!
Nov 03, 2003 (1:06 pm)
'03 9-3 sales are up 81.6% for 11/03 over 11/02 and 26% on the year.
Nov 03, 2003 (4:38 pm)
For what its worth, my 2003 9-3 ARC is trouble free after nearly 10,000 mile...this coming from a guy that's quite anal when it comes to cars. Would buy again if I had to do it over. Giddy up Saab.
#2104 of 3350 new question about my saab...
Nov 04, 2003 (7:13 am)
I haven't been here in awhile but I feel like there's now something else wrong with the car that I want to ask you guys about......('03 9-3 Arc)
I brought the car in for stalling...they fixed that without a problem, which is good. They also told me... b/c I have the 9-3 sport sedan... and my VIN # has an 'F' in it (I think...) that I have scheduled maintenance at 15K and NOT 10K...that they can't even do it UNTIL my car computer TELLS me I needs a checkup..and to change my oil every 7500 miles b/c of the all synthetic oil. Anyone else hear this 15K thing? I knew about the oil...not the 15K...
Oh...I've seen people post a LOT on here about the DTE not resetting or giving the wrong mileage... I thought the same thing... actually READ the manual...and it clearly says in there that sometimes you have to manually reset the trip computer by holding down the clear button for about 5 seconds...works miracles... =)
Well, in the past few weeks I've noticed that when I'm coming out of a toll booth (LOVE Jersey tolls...lol), and I try accelerating hard... it'll be all fine and then all of a sudden it feels like the trans either slips down a gear for a second and it'll rev hard with no extra pick up and then pop back in the right gear and keep going... it's hard to explain...does anyone else have this problem? It's happening more and more and I'm just waiting for my appointment with my dealer..
someone help! =) thanks!