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Saab 9-3, Convertible
#48 of 77 Power lock button on '04 Convertible
Dec 27, 2007 (11:12 am)
Forgive me if this has been discussed, I am new here. I have bought a 2004 9-3 Arc Convertible. It is a fantastic car.
The door locks seem a bit archaic though. For one thing the doors do not lock or unlock automatically, and more importantly, I can not find a power lock switch on the passenger door. The manual seems to indicate there is a twin to the one on the driver's door but mine doesn't have one.
Any help or thoughts would be welcome,
#49 of 77 2008 Reliability
Feb 11, 2008 (10:04 am)
I am considering a 2008 Aero convertible, but have been a little spooked by Consumer Reports' reliability survey of the 2006 model. Does anyone have any information (preferrably non-anecdotal) as to whether the 2008 model is or is not more reliable?
#51 of 77 Re: 2008 Reliability [eurospecialist]
Feb 11, 2008 (1:05 pm)
Actually, if you are a CR subscriber and take a look at the reliability history, the history is "average" for the sedan and "below average" for the convertible. Since CR does not assign "Recommended" to cars that have "below average" reliability, the "Recommended" status is not for the convertible. I'm curious because neither CR nor JD Power have any results for any model year after 2006.
#52 of 77 Re: 2000 9-3 convert. modifications to brace body
Mar 22, 2008 (5:06 am)
Curious where you had this work done. Considering doing the same for my '02 SE. Love the car (only had it for a month) but drive a lot of back roads on my daily commute and would like to get rid of some of the shakes.
#53 of 77 93 2.0t Convertible roof stuck
Jun 08, 2008 (9:45 am)
Just joined the group as a websearch found the forum. I have a 2004 93 Convertible (linear),which I use as a daily driver,and prefer for long journeys to my Porsche 911 C2. Today, however, the soft-top got stuck halfway open and would neither open nor close. The dashboard indicator said there was an obstacle blocking the soft-top, but nary a thing could I find. I managed to close the roof manually but of course the sun has come out here and now I can't use the soft-top. The local Saab dealership here are a bunch of cowboys, so does anyone have any experience of this, or do I just bring the vaseline along to the official Saab dealer?
Colm (West of Ireland)
#54 of 77 2005 Saab Convetilbel Top Issue
Jun 12, 2008 (7:08 pm)
Just bought an 05 convertible (linear) Had to, I fell in love with my daughters 93 but she won't give it to me! after a wonderful week of driving with the top down everyday, this morning is wouldn't go down more the 80%, nothing blocking it and no info on the dash.it will go back up, but still stops in the same position on the way down. The Saab dealership here in Durango is giving up the ghost, and they have no mechanic to look at it. Help!
#55 of 77 shakes & rattles
Oct 07, 2008 (7:06 pm)
I have a '04 Arc Convertible with 35k miles. I love the car (specially the look) but its started rattling & shaking quite a bit already. I commute about 15 miles a day & really "baby" the car - slow over speedbreakers, etc.
I have read about strut braces & such that will reduce the shake. Can anyone tell me how they went about installing these? (buying parts, good installer, cost, etc). I am not mechanically inclined so I am not going to install them myself but if someone can let me know where to get the parts & the cost, etc ...
"donman" - it seems you have done the same to your '03. Can you please give me some infomration on this? Thanx
Oct 08, 2008 (4:28 am)
I am considering purchasing an 06 Saab Convertible. Is there anything to look out for or serious issues to check have been corrected? This is a CPO Saab.
#57 of 77 2002 or 2003
Oct 14, 2008 (5:29 pm)
I am looking into a 9-3 2002 or 2003 convertible.
As a new Saab fan, are there differences between the 2 years - I have
heard that the 2003 convertible did not make as many changes as the
The pricing for the '02 is about $2000 or more less than the '03 however the
'02 has about 20,000 less miles
I guess I am wondering what are the benefits of getting the '03 model even
if it has more mileage on it - perhaps the platform or features are worth it
Any feedback will be most welcome - along with questions I should explore
in comparing the 2 vehicles
thanks in advance