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Saab 9-3, Wagon
Oct 09, 2007 (6:02 am)
We are approaching 1 year of driving in the 2006 Sport Combi, Aero/Touring/Nav,Climate Package etc. We have had one issue. IN early spring during a hot spell the ac did not kick in. The next day it worked fine but SAAB replaced a temperature sensor.
It is the nicest car we have ever owned and we got a great deal buying in December of 2006. the details of that are on this thread earlier or on 9-3 prices paid. The two tone interior is really nice.
Our favorite option is the rear parking assist in the touring package. Given the low profile on the front of the car I wish this option existed for the front end.
The car is a pleasure to drive as it is also the fastest/best handling car we have ever bought.
Having a wagon with 60/40 fold down read seats has come in handy more than I thought necessary. Maybe 4 times a year so far it allowed us to purchase furniture and not have it delivered, haul tons of waste to the recycling center etc.
If the Honda died today we might purchase another one.
#182 of 214 2006 9-3 Combi Aero Phone/Bluetooth
Oct 31, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Does anyone out there know if you can use an aftermarket car stereo provider to engage the phone button on the steering wheel and the key pad and phone button on the dash?
I would love to have a system installed that would use these buttons for bluetooth as they were originally created for in Europe.
#183 of 214 Re: 2006 9-3 Combi Aero Phone/Bluetooth [toottoot]
Dec 12, 2007 (4:22 pm)
Well, yes and no. You can purchase a Motorola or Parrot bluetooth, and if you have the TEL1 installed and the wiring harness from Saab, you can use everything but the telephone buttons on the steering wheel (the volume will work, the sound will use the stereo speakers, and the installed microphones will work). Unfortunately the remaining telephone buttons are for outside-of-the-US only. Read a different Saab forum (xxxxCentral) for way more info on this.
#184 of 214 Dealer Installed Roof Rails?
Dec 12, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Just got an '08 Combi that had everything we wanted at a great price. Well, everything except the roof rails... Not the crossbar type rack, just the parallel to the body roof rails.
Can I get these installed by my dealer without butchering our beautiful new car? In other words, would getting them installed at the dealer be as invasive as say, an after-market sunroof?
I'd really like to get the rails to get more of the vibe of our old '02 9-03 hatchback.
#185 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [squiredogs]
Dec 14, 2007 (12:42 pm)
Yes you can install rails by your dealer or yourself. I installed them on my 2006 SC. I purchased rails and plastic covers that go beneath rails form member from saabcentral.com, pulled old plastic covers and installed new ones. New covers have openings where you attach rails (front and back on each side). The screws are already there in the roof. Just look for the best price and install them by yourself. It is 1/2 hr job.
#186 of 214 Stereo hum?
Dec 14, 2007 (7:30 pm)
I have an '07 'combi Aero, and I've noticed that when I turn the stereo above about half way, you get an annoying hum/static sound in the background. This happens for all types of media (CD, XM, AM/FM).
Has anyone else had this problem or is it something I need to get checked? I was expecting more from a premium 300W stereo!
#187 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Mar 21, 2008 (6:55 pm)
So, I just purchased a 2008 SC with roof rails factory installed. I can't tell but I think they produce a lot of wind noise. Is it just as easy to remove them? If so, do you know where I could purchase covers for the exposed spaces that will be created in the roofline?
#188 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [donovankd]
Apr 04, 2008 (9:50 am)
You can get covers from either a dealer or online stores. I have parchment silver covers (not sure what color your car is).
#189 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Apr 04, 2008 (10:15 am)
Thanks, my car is snow silver. Do you know a good online store?
#190 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Apr 04, 2008 (5:21 pm)
One other question is are the "covers" (saab calls them "decor strips") easy to install/uninstall. I'm not feeling ambitious about making too many irreversible modifications to the car as I think I'll dump the lease in a couple years....