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Saab 9-3, Convertible
Jun 19, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Again, i don't like the tail lights at all. They should get rid of the light panels that are attached to the trunk lid.
#39 of 79 Saab Aero 93 convertible skirts??
Jun 29, 2007 (10:13 am)
When various add on tinker toys mention with skirts or without, what are they talking about. I am a newbie owner of a 2004 with 10000 miles and want to add a tow hitch.
Jul 13, 2007 (9:59 am)
My wife and I are thinking of getting 2008 vehicles. She has a 2003 Mercedes C240 estate wagon and I have a 2004 BMW X3. Both are automatics. We will both be 3/4's retired so want more fun vehicles than our very good but utilitarian cars we now have. Also, some punch is expected but we are OK with 4 cylinders if supercharged...we want 6 speed manuals. We are considering;
Audi 2 litre quattro (probably for me but her 2nd choice if not a Saab)
BMW hardtop/convertible (for me)
Saab 9.3 convertible (for her)
Land Rover L2 (for me)
We'd like one car to be a convertible for extra fun. Want at least 4 passenger. Want all wheel drive if possible but the front wheel drive on the Saab could be sufficient. What one gets influences the other....she wants yellow so it will be different!
Any thoughts...what a dilemna (but probably not a bad one to have to have)?
Jul 19, 2007 (10:25 pm)
i am looking at cpo's and non-cpo used 9-3 convertibles as my first car and was wondering: (1) if you could please advise me on the model years that have all the standard safety features included, and (2) would you recommend it as a first car for a new driver? why/not?
#42 of 79 Convertible
Jul 22, 2007 (7:52 am)
Actually I like the Audi convertible too, BMW is also nice but Saab is different and uniquely classy. There is something about Saab that makes it more classy than any other convertibles.
Wow your first car ever and you chose the 93 convertible?
You've got taste and intellectually mature. How old are you, male or female?
If you like the older model start with the 02 and 03 these are 93 SE (special edition) with HOT (High Output Turbo) engine. The 04 is more solid and little bit safer.
Here is the link on the 02 & 03 model info
Below is link info for 04
#43 of 79 Annoyed
Jul 23, 2007 (12:33 am)
i previosly owned 1998 Honda cr-v (awesome car) and i was about to buy a 2007 toyota rav4 cruiser L when i was put off by the long waiting list. My dad persueded me to buy a saab as he said they are mechanically well built and are reliable and sporty. I went to test drive them but felt a bit ressentfull after hearing negative feedback such as bad resale value and problems with the vehicle. I decided to go ahead and purchased a 2007 saab 93 linear convertible (black). I have had one problem so far (8 months) which is in all 2003> saab 93 convertibles which is were the rim of the left front tyre becomes smooth. I phoned saab and they said they do not recommened a wheele rotation as it is a waist of money. I am also annoyed as the 2008 saab 93 is coming out and i want to get rid of my swirl marks on the black car which are only visible in the direct sun.
#44 of 79 pumpkin coach
Jul 23, 2007 (12:38 am)
I was looking for a safe car for my son and by buying a second hand saab any car in generall you are buying someone elses problems with that money rather buy a 2007 vw golf which i just bought for my son and is incredibly safe and relaible even the polo.
#45 of 79 2000 9-3 convertible
Aug 05, 2007 (9:57 am)
Just adding my own experience... I currently own a 2000 9-3 convertible, at about 78000 miles, 5-speed base model. I owned one previously, a 2001 SE model, but it was an automatic so I didn't keep it. These cars do feel a bit "loose" in stock form and there is cowl shake, as previously mentioned. To remedy this problem, as many have done, I ordered a steering rack brace, the 6-point subframe brace, and the 22mm rear anti-sway bar, and the car literally feels better than new. I cannot believe how much fun this FWD vehcle is to drive now. For a little over $500 this car is completely transformed and for once I find myself not wanting to look into how I could get "something better." I also added the armrest/storage compartment accessory from Saab and that pretty much has perfected it. IMO, no power upgrades are even necessary, though I'm sure someday I will want to do an ECU upgrade and a sport exhaust
I've owned several cars, with the performance oriented ones being an '03 Nissan SE-R SpecV and a '99 Corvette, and for my main vehicle the Saab honestly wins hands-down compared to any of them. Obviously the three are in completely different classes, but the Saab is more comfortable and performs on-par or better than the Nissan (with the mods), and is more practical and easier to tool around in than the Vette. I feel like I will drive this one as far as it will reasonably go, and then move on to another 9-3 convertible. Hopefully someday I get to add another Vette to the stable too for track fun
#46 of 79 Suggestions
Aug 12, 2007 (9:51 pm)
I'm looking at potentially purchasing a 99 9-3 S convertible 5spd approx 70K mi...clean carfax report.
I'm not exactly sure which model...as the advertisement just lists 9-3 S and all I can find on the web is...Convertible, SE, and SE HOT...
I only will put on approx 8k mi per year so reliability isn't the highest on my list...but it definitely is a factor.
Other than a worn out drivers leather seat it looks great; I still have to schedule some time to go drive it.
Are there any particulars that I should look for? Certain tell tale signs that I have a "bad one".