It is a average good car. Clumpy ride, dead steering, and above all, a weak, creaky body. The check engine was lit, the seller told me there was engine oil contaminating the power steering fluid, the car squeaked when going over bumps, the interior needed some attention, and the display cluster atop the dashboard was not displaying all of its pixels. A few examples of the extensive commercial material from Saab circa 1999-2000. The ignition between the seats was not the only odd thing in this car.
The range was wide, from the 130hp naturally-aspirated 2. The lid of the center console was worn and the leather surface had cracked severely. There are always cars that for one reason or another do not have high resale value, often deservedly so, sometimes not. Other than the diesel engines, all the first generation engines were versions of the. The resitance key was relatively inexpensive, but you needed to match the resistor value at the same time you had a key cut or you could cut the wiring harness and splice in a resistor to bypass the key resistor. The 6 speed shifts snappily, although it might be time for a new clutch.
I would still like to find a classic as a fun car. The car runs and drives fantastic. After receiving your item if you are happy with your purchase we would love your positive feedback and a 5 star rating! While there are plenty of parts cars available, the market for the pieces is fairly small, which keeps prices reasonable. In addition the back seat is fairly small, not great when transporting more than one client. Get a cold compression test before you buy it. I give this car 3. The ignition between the seats was not the only odd thing in this car.
I appreciate any insight from people who have owned this year of the three models. However, it appears that Saab engineers ignored this and produced a car that shared no more than 15% parts content with the Vectra, including creating many distinct components for the Ecotec engines. The new 9-3, like all other Saabs, remained a car. Although, no doubt, the European car garage that handled my Porsche all those years would probably do just as good a job on one of these. The faded door handles were fixed with a generous application of peanut butter.
And would I recommend it? I crawled under the car and wiped it off, only for it to reappear soon after. One of the known issues is the front coil springs rust and physically break. For 1999, 426 3-door Viggens were imported into the U. The budget was not large, however the car could not have a bazillion miles on it either. The Turbo X made its North American debut at the New England Auto show in late November. I was surprised at how easy to was to find most parts and how cheap they were. Since then, I've been very happy with the car.
I've never had to repair the top though the fabric is wearing above the rear window. The era, car and continent are different, but your great story resonates across all of that. We will do what we can to get you the part you need! The Linear and Arc versions continued to be sold in most other countries. Over the years since I have looked at 900s of every generation but never decided to go for it and buy one for some reason or another. I still love the cars. The instrument cluster also reminded me of a Chevy pickup…not exactly the best impression in a luxury car! One thing that was incredible was the attention Saab paid to their customers. Not cool when there are two people up front with drinks.
Keep in mind if you tune the 2. It does work, at first anyway. The door handles were very faded and the color on the badges had completely worn off. Yes, the oil in the peanut butter completely reverses the oxidation of black plastic components on a car. The car is very fun to drive especially with the power down low being there ready willing and able. We then use premium fill and boxes plus foam or bubble-wrap if necessary all to make sure you receive your part undamaged! The budget was not large, however the car could not have a bazillion miles on it either.
But one day, Dad decided it was time to change and went to the Saab dealer. By that time, Saab had run into serious problems, but work on the PhoeniX platform and the 9-3 replacement continued, even when Saab went into voluntary reconstruction in September 2011. The day when my passion for Saab cars started. A shame, given Saab had rather smooth and quiet petrol engines. It was available as a three or five-door , and as a two-door. In other words: a challenge. I wanted the proper one, I still do really, but I know the reality is not for me.
But every nice moment comes to an end, and by the end of the year 2001, Mom and Dad were attracted by a much more modern compact car, the Peugeot 307. Many also have faded emblems like yours. Some motoring journalists were critical of untamed torque steer in low gears. I ended up driving it a fair amount and enjoyed doing so. They have such an interesting design history. I was determined to find a car that had style, was luxurious, practical, and had great performance.
He ordered it sight unseen and undriven. It was named after the aircraft. You have performed a great service, as I have now vicariously gotten my very small Saab itch satisfied. We ended up advertising the car for sale within six months of buying it. I ended up driving to another dealer in Denver for the five dollar seal which ended up solving the issue. It is the most awful cup holder in the planet. This display also includes the readouts for the trip computer, vital warning messages and other information.