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#2965 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:19 pm)
Blessedly the lease on my 2003 9-3 ended last February, so I'm finally free of that car.
It's a shame, before that I had leased a 2000 SAAB 9-5 that was a wonderful car, so much so that my wife got a 2002 9-5 (which we bought out after that lease).
The 9-5's are wonderful cars but, alas, were designed before GM took 100% control of SAAB. So the 9-5's are the last "good" SAAB's - the car magazines are reporting that (like the 9-3) all future SAAB's will be badge-engineered GM vehicles (mostly rebadged Opels).
#2966 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Aug 07, 2006 (1:03 pm)
Sorry for the delay, Yes all 4 windows and the roof open or close depending on which button I hold down. If the roof is in tilt position it does not move but the windows still do their thing.
I change my oil at 7,500 if my memory serves me I have had 2 free and 2 oil changes I paid for. I am due for my last free as I approach 3 years. I also tend to drive "aggressively" heavy right foot syndrome.
#2967 of 3350 Changing rear brakes pads, '04 9-3 2.0t
Aug 13, 2006 (8:52 am)
Hi all..I didn't notice anyone posting about this, so i'll ask.
When changing the rear brake pads, does the cylinder need to be rotated when being pushed into the caliper? I know my old VW required this. I noticed two little holes on the piston which gave me this impression. Anyone have any thoughts or know where I can find the answer to this dilemma (short of buying the repair manual).
Thanks in advance.
#2968 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [rocharc]
Sep 05, 2006 (10:42 am)
Hello again -
Sorry for the multiple emails, but I went to the dealer and they are 100% useless, when I asked them to check the back windows for one-touch they came back to me and told me that it is working as designed and to look at page 132 in the manual which doesn't tell me anything. Anyway, I was wondering if you can put me in touch with location or person who fixed your car so all your windows work with one-touch both up and down.
#2969 of 3350 Re: Rear windows in 2006 Saab 93 [skmces]
Sep 06, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I had my car worked on at Dorschel Saab in Rochester NY I also have a 2003 so that may make a difference. try rapidly cycling the windows up and down and see if that doesn't activate the one touch feature. Also don't be afraid to email Saab through the US website. I had a question 3 years ago that they answered pretty quickly and it was a feature issue.
#2970 of 3350 My '05 is doing well
Sep 06, 2006 (8:26 pm)
I bought an '05 9-3 in June 2005. No problems. Not one. I have about 14k miles on it, and it has been a good car. As good as any I have ever had, and better than several. Its comfortable, stylish, gets decent mpg, and is fast enuf for me. I also paid well under $25k for it, and got good treatment on my trade-in from the dealer. All in all, very good so far.
#2971 of 3350 Need Help, 16 or 17 inch wheels and tires?
Sep 22, 2006 (4:39 pm)
I am getting ready to order a 2007 9-3 with premium package, but can not decide on the 16 or 17 inch wheels and tires.
What are the advantages of 17 wheels and tires, and are they worth a extra $200.00?
(1) Are the 17 inch wheels better looking?
(2) Do the 17 inch wheels and tires have better handling?
(3) Do the 17 inch wheels and wider tires give a better smoother ride?
(4) Do the 17 inch Wheels and wider tires have less road noise?
(5) Do the 17 inch wheels and tires give better milage?
(6) Do the 17 inch wheels and tires have better tread life?
(7) Finally, are they worth a extra $200.00?
#2972 of 3350 Re: Purchase [ogr81]
Sep 24, 2006 (9:09 am)
Hello ogr81. Nice to hear good new from you too. I have 03' 9-3 Linear too and running very well since 2002 november. some bad experiences for my car were to hit by Buick, a mid size truck and wolf on the front door. But it only make me feel it's the safest car in the world. because the only bigger damage was from the wolf. cost me a new front door becasue the bodyshope couldn't fix the dang on the door. other car accident suprised me all only damage those front and rear bumper. I know it sad to see CR name 03' 9-3 is the worst car SAAB made. But mine is running very well for almost 60k. I definitely will keep this car until 2008 when the onstar is not working on this car more.
#2973 of 3350 2004 batteries
Sep 26, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Hi, just a bit of information I learned the hard way. My 2004 ARC Conv(18K Miles). wouldn't start after having run perfectly. AAA couldn't jump start it, Saab roadside assistance came by to tow car, put jumpers on and it started
Put battery on charge overnight, Sun AM it wont start again. Car got towed to dealer, who gave me a new SportCombi loaner off the lot (enterprise rental all closed). Picked up car Mon with new battery. Dealer explanation, all '03' & 04's shipped with a known cheap "2 year batteries" replaced under warranty if it goes bad. New battery is better quality should go 4-5 years.
Bottom line, SAAB of South Bay bent over backwards for me. GM rolls the dice on batteries , failure is very strange, battery doesn't get weaker, it just fails completely, no dim lights, or slow cranking. To jump the car requires best quality cables and heavy duty battery and alternator, but battery wont hold any charge at all. Also dont believe the status window on the battery, mine showed it to be OK!
Sorry for long posting but this type of battery failure came as a surprise to me
#2974 of 3350 Delay in pulling away from a standstill
Sep 27, 2006 (1:28 am)
Hi, I,m new to this so bear with me - I have a 1yr Old 9-3 Vector Sport 150 tid Auto. The car is great apart from when you initially put your foot down especially in situations where you need to go quickly - roundabouts,junctions u-tuns etc. there is a noticeable delay in applying the throttle and anything happening. I have had it back to the dealer three times in the last 3 months and even after it's first sevice there is no difference and the dealer maintains they can't find anything wrong - including updating engine management software etc. Away from a standstill there is no shortage of power or acceleration it's just the initial start - unlike a manual car you can't rev it and slip the clutch a bit - even selecting semi auomatic doesn't make any difference - Anybody else got this problem or any solutions ?