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Saab 9-3, Sedan
#3131 of 3350 Re: 2006 Saab 93 problems [froade]
Jul 28, 2007 (12:10 pm)
One of the challenges with boutique cars is chosing one with a good local dealership. Saab does not have a strong network in the U.S.
Around here one dealer has sold Saabs since the 50s, is family owned, and since the 70s has sold nothing but Saabs. They know the car, how to fix it the first time, and how to avoid problems.
The other dealership (50 miles away) sells Saab as a sideline, keeps only one mechanic, and in fact has recently dropped Saab althogether. The fanchiase previously belonged to another domestic dealership that treated Saabs (and their customers) the same way (as odd ball 2nd class citizens). I'm too old to put up with any of that!
#3133 of 3350 Re: 2007 9-3 AERO vs. 2007 2.0t [gormerod]
Aug 20, 2007 (10:47 pm)
I'm curious as to what you did. I've now had my '05 Arc since July 2005.
I'm very happy with it, except for an occasional turbo lag--especially with the air conditioner on. Otherwise, it's performance is good. No problems. Speaker system is not great, however.
I miss the hatchback though.
#3134 of 3350 Can anyone tell me what does the warranty actually mean?
Aug 23, 2007 (8:13 pm)
I am planning to buy a used Saab, but confused by its warranty. Is it like BMW's service, which includes almost everything for the first 4/5 years, or it just includes very basic gurantee in the very unlikely situation, such as engine or transmission problem.
#3135 of 3350 Re: Can anyone tell me what does the warranty actually mean? [wuzixu]
Aug 24, 2007 (5:35 am)
I believe Certified Pre Owned (CPO) means that everything is covered as in the original factory warranty except for the radio and other wearable parts, such as tires, wipers, battery, etc. My CPO 2003 9-3 has benefited from this quite a bit.
#3136 of 3350 Re: 2007 9-3 AERO vs. 2007 2.0t [diswalker]
Aug 30, 2007 (4:07 am)
"I'm curious as to what you did."
I need some clarification on what you are asking about.
#3137 of 3350 Re: 2006 Saab 93 problems [mcmanus]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Just read your post (#3131) on SAAB dealers. I now exactly the dealers your are speaking of in Northern IN and agree 100%. Had service done at both. The 1 mechanic dealer use to be better until it changed hands a few years ago. My wife had a '86 900 purchased new that we drove over 200k miles. Our '03 93 has 36k miles on it but I will have to say that the '86 had fewer problems per mile. The problems had been minor and resolved quickly but currently the '03 is sometimes displaying an airbag malfunction message when the outside temperature is over 72 deg. Never indicates the error on cool mornings. This week it is fine so I will wait until is shows up more consistently. Anyone else have this problem?
#3138 of 3350 Saab dealer and Saab reliability
Sep 07, 2007 (7:42 am)
I'm looking at buying my first Saab, a 2007 9-3 sedan and have a couple of questions.
My local Saab dealer is an Audi/Volkswagen/Saab/Suzuki dealer. The showroom has room for an Audi, Volkswagen, and Suzuki, but no Saab. They have one used Saab for sale. If this dealer drops Saab, driving to another dealer isn't an option, 150+ miles. So my question, since Saab is part of GM, can a Saab be serviced at one of the other GM dealers? I plan on asking the dealer this question but wanted an answer before I did that.
My other question, should I be sweating bullets over Saab reliability? I own an 04 VW Jetta and an 06 VW Touareg so I obviously like to live life on the edge. I really like this car but I am going to have to do some fast talking to convince my wife this is the car for her and I want a reasonable chance of being right.
#3139 of 3350 Re: Saab dealer and Saab reliability [ensconced]
Sep 07, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Even if another GM Dealer will work on a Saab, that is the last person you want to touch it. I would be very surprised if there are any common parts at all.
Do not worry about reliability. My wife has a 2005 9-3 Convertible with over 30,000 miles and we have had no maintenace or warranty issues at all. Also, the maintenance provided by Saab is little more than 2 oil changes, at 15k and 30k miles. If the Saab dealer closes, find an independent, their service people have to work somewhere, and have the oil changed every 5000 miles. Use synthetics for everything.
#3140 of 3350 2007 9-3 SAAB
Sep 09, 2007 (9:05 pm)
I AM LOOKING TO BUY A 2007 9-3, WITH AUTO ANNIVERSARY PKG. COLD WEATHER PKG, SUNROOF AND ONSTAR FOR 26,087.70 WITHOUT TAX AND LICENSES THIS IS WITH GM PRICE AND 4,000 REBATE. DO YOU GUYS THINK THAT I CAN BEAT THIS DEAL AND BY HOW MUCH SHOULD I OFFER FOR THIS CAR? THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE