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Saab 9-3, Sedan
Apr 17, 2006 (6:34 pm)
I just bought a 1999 saab 9-3 on the 15th of April so two days ago... and. yesterday, the battery went dead so I jump started it and now my check engine light is on and won't go off... is there any connection of the two... The light wasn't on when I bought it.???
I really like the car it is awesome.
is there anyway I can reset the light???
do you think I bought a lemon???
#2910 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [jworthington]
Apr 18, 2006 (6:57 am)
I was in the market for a used 03/04 Saab 9-3 Aero but had no idea that this kind of deal could be made. . .Do you know if GM's employee discount is similar to the price you received for the Military dicsount? Unfortunately, I'm not in the military, but my Brother can get GM employee pricing through where he works. I take it that you also have "Excellent" credit to get the 3.94% rate? (post 2878). . .Do you think I should go to a specifi Saab dealership to get this rate or should all Saab dealerships offer this type of deal? . . Great Info by the way. . .your posts have been really helpful. . .
#2911 of 3350 Saab 9-3 vs Volvo S60
Apr 19, 2006 (8:58 pm)
I'm very concerned with 1) safety, then 2) price, then 3) looks, and I want to spend around $25,000. Also, I'm tall and like head room and decent lumbar support.
For safety results, I've been consulting both IIHS and Safercar.gov. The IIHS site lists rear crash tests, which is very helpful.
I could buy a Subaru - dowdy, but great visibility - but it has no Electronic Stability Control which I gather is pretty important.
I could buy a Saab 9-3, 2004 or 2005 models, Arc only as Linear is so maligned, but I'm worried about reliability.
I could buy a Volvo S60 (the S40's too small) (which got strangly opposite scores from the two safety sites, namely: IIHS rated it good Front Crash, but only acceptable Side Crash, and Safercars.gov rated it 4 out of 5 stars front, and 5 out of 5 side.
I'm happy to buy a used (ideally certified, right?) model to keep the costs down, esp as I need an automatic, and would like leather seats (maybe even heated!)
The Lexus IS 250 and the BMW 325 garnered excellent safety ratings (from IIHS) only in the 2006 (and therefore too expensive) models.
What should I buy?
Two more questions: should I worry that a 2005 car sold at a Saab dealership with very low miles is not 'certified'.
Also, is there a reason to avoid buying a 'loaner', the car the dealer gave out when his customers' cars were in the shop..?
Thank you for any advice.
#2912 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [nautiker]
Apr 21, 2006 (7:44 am)
When I bought my 9-5 at the military/diplomatic price the salesperson told me it was lower than the employee price.
#2913 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [georgek]
Apr 21, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I have relatives in the military, but am not myself. I jsut wish there was someway to get a really good discounted price on these 9-3 Aero's. . .
#2914 of 3350 My 2003 9-3 Arc Has Been Great for Me
Apr 24, 2006 (6:51 pm)
I just thought that I would post this since I have seen some negative things stated about the 2003 9-3. I absolutely love this car and would buy another. I have not had any problems with it despite with what I have read on forum boards. Yes the car has had several recalls but so has every other car I ever owned. A co worker of mine has a 2005 9-3 and he has not had any problems either.
Just my 2-cents.
#2915 of 3350 Re: Saab 9-3 vs Volvo S60 [confused7]
Apr 27, 2006 (1:07 pm)
My 2003 Saab 93 (purchased new with 13 miles) currently has 56K miles now ... and has proven to be very reliable for the most part. About the only problem I experienced was the sunroof getting stuck when opening/closing. This was fixed under warranty with the dealer. (also, Saab sends out safety recall letters every so often).
My Linear has many upgraded features: HID headlights, sunroof, automatic, infotainment system, CD player, etc. The leather seats are of high quality and do not show much wear/tear over time.
The only negatives I can think of would be road noise, poor stereo sound (for this price range, car should have been quieter and have better stereo sound), and poor resale value.
Positives: excellent crash ratings, generally reliable (at least in my case so far), great looking car, very good cornering ability, good power (175hp).
Good luck on your buying decision
Apr 27, 2006 (4:07 pm)
I have an '06 9-3 Aero. When nobody is sitting in the passenger seat, the AIRBAG OFF light blinks. Well, it actually goes from bright to dim.
I took my car in on THREE seperate ocassions--it is currently still in the shop for that and the SID flickering. They are now replacing the Airbag Module Relay, or something like that. it happens predominantly when the car is below 25 mph.
Well...they have me in a 9-3 loaner. And, low and behold, it does it, too. In fact, I decided to capture this one with the camcorder to PROVE that I am not crazy.
Has anyone heard of this happening?
Does anyone know what it is?
Is this supposed to be happening with the airbag light or did I just get lucky (or unlucky for that matter) and get the only 2 9-3 Aero's that do this?
#2917 of 3350 2000 Saab 93 SE - Cabin Air Filter
Apr 29, 2006 (7:13 am)
I own a 2000 93 SE with the 205HP engine and 71k miles on it. The car is a blast to drive, with very quick acceleration. To date I've had no major problems, execept the recent March recall for a new Ignition Module. I do most of the normal maintenance work myself and would like to know if any readers know how to replace the cabin air filter. Appreciate your reply.
Thanks - Bobvee
#2918 of 3350 Saab 93 wont start when hot and stalling
May 14, 2006 (3:10 pm)
I bought a 2001 Saab 93 Aero convertible last year. Is been fantastic , but this year its having starting problems when the engine is hot. That is if stop the engine, or if it stalls and try to start it, the engine does not fire. If I leave it for 10 minutes it starts with no problems. It is getting worse, I couldn't start the car today after a fill up, stuck at the pump for 10 mins. Occassionaly the engine cut out for a split second under acceleration, very scaring with 205 BHP.