Note: Special Coverage 10086 will replace the passenger side seat belt retractor if it fails, free of charge, for the life of the vehicle. I drive her carefully and take her to the shop all the time. Just click the edit link above to personalize your username. After years of frustration, countless days off work to have the car serviced, numerous stalls on the roadside because of a recurrent faulty gas gauge, and thousands of dollars spent to keep a lemon running until the next major fault, I give up! You're probably thinking of the C900s which had fragile transmissions auto or stick. I can't even come up with all the thousands more to fix it all.
Sid display not working properly. I am very stubborn, but the car finally had a total victory over me. A wagon joined the 9-3 line for 2006. When the top's up, it's quiet and warm. I have the Viggen, but it isn't any more reliable than the normal model from what I have read. Try for a 2005-2006 or newer, but watch for the 2.
Yet, Saab financial was on my case every month to pay the lease fee. Front control arms, twice each side from 2006 to 2011. Had a body computer issue that killed the battery and some window control switch issues. Horrible situation, but I need to get out. Maybe I've just had bad luck, but that is my story with my 03 9-3.
Even completed two cross country trips this summer. Had the car towed 4 times - once it just stopped while driving down the road at 45mph. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. Brake lights come on when you turn corners for no reason. Heater goes on and off periodically, will not stay on for long period. It's actually the most civilized convertible I've ever had. No Review Date: 14th October, 2009 Wow! Model year 2002 Year of manufacture 2002 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2012 Engine and transmission 2.
How arrogant can one be? Rear passenger window motor 2010. Electronic locks on doors, go on and off periodically. But I guess it depends on who owned it first. I've owned it for over 3 years, but I am beginning to worry a little bit about when the warranty runs out in another year and a half though, after reading your review. Stupid things like the front bumper spoiler will set you back about 300 bucks just a smallish pc.
I know the og 9-3 manuals aren't the most reliable so how are the 03+ ones. Weird noise when riding over 120Km. This car has really taken years off my life due to the extreme stress of not having a car, or figuring out how to come up with thousands each time. There's only been little things like the cup holder that is under the back seats gers stuck all the time. Things that should be simple like water pump call for speical tools you will never use again in you life and your entire weekend or you can pay someone, the book calls for 1k in labor.
All in all, very minor stuff. An otherwise nice package is marred by a stiff ride, pronounced road noise, and a cramped rear seat. The car will not start randomly. I am sorry to hear about the problems with your Saab. No Review Date: 7th May, 2012 Describes my experience exactly. If they took care of it. The only positive thing I can say is the heated seats stayed working! So I just ignore it.
Lots of issues associated with that year. Aside from that, I've had to replace both sway bar links twice which is odd to me and have a rattling noise coming from the front when it's cold out, which no shop seems to be able to figure out my guess is it's part of the strut mount gasket shriveling up. One of my main concerns is the transmission. I should have figured it out when every time I was at the dealership repair dept, there was a line of angry Saab convertible owners relaying horror stories. Turbo sensor valve 2007 and 2009. I have an '06 9-3 with just under 60k on it. Good luck, and post pictures! Not engine nor trans nor turbo problems but every fucking thing else has been a pain in the ass.
Handling is much more sporty, capable, and enjoyable. Been a road warrior for me so far. Every single time I go to the stealership to get something fixed for an astronomical price, I can't even go a month before something else is calling for more and more money. . Lemon lemon lemon, and Saab doesn't seem to care.
Bottom line: Looks great, fun to drive, but not nearly worth the stress. It's the electrics that have caused me issues. Currently: Water pump is broken, leaking transmission fluid out. It leaks oil still after doing the oil pan and valve cover gaskets. Car won't start properly when it is below 0degres.