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jgold47 09-05-2012 08:39 AM

anyone know anything about Saab's?
looking at a 99 9-3 convertible... thing looks cherry. Are they decent?

pawelgawel 09-05-2012 08:45 AM

what engine? there is the turbo and non turbo... non turbo is less issues. Turbo is super fun.

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kaput 09-05-2012 08:52 AM





Top_Bunk 09-05-2012 08:56 AM

Nice cars. Keep a spare ignition cassette in the trunk.

makecopies 09-05-2012 09:07 AM

I had a non Turbo and always wanted a Viggen 4 door. I still would buy one.
With snow tires that plowed through the snow. I never had a problem with it.

jgold47 09-05-2012 09:10 AM

does anyone know a good SAAB Site?

its a turbo.

are they pretty easy to work on? Reliable like a BMW? its got 134K on the clock.

just want this for a summer car.

pawelgawel 09-05-2012 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by jgold47 (Post 14706211)
are they Reliable like a BMW?

LOL.. good one..

Id say they are more reliable. easy to work with.

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makecopies 09-05-2012 09:15 AM

Good place for mods and OEM stuff

jgold47 09-05-2012 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by pawelgawel (Post 14706214)
LOL.. good one..

Id say they are more reliable. easy to work with.

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well right. I meant like.... old BMW's.

makecopies 09-05-2012 09:16 AM

This is the best forum for Saab

PorscheDoc 09-05-2012 10:10 AM

Pretty easy to work on. They have a lot of front subframe bushings that get squeaky and motor mounts that need replacing now and again, but they are pretty easy to replace. Turbo is a fun little car to drive.

jgold47 09-05-2012 10:16 AM

if you had to choose between:

99 9-3 Convertible (not sure if HOT or just T)
1979 E24 need lots of work
or 1980 R107 Merceedes (450 SL roadster)

all in the same price range for a driver/project

which would you pick.

HaloArchive 09-05-2012 10:20 AM

The R107. More of a classic than anything listed.

casino is no lie 09-05-2012 10:47 AM

Rumor has it they're born from jets.

wasp9166 09-05-2012 11:16 AM

i know enough to stay far away from them

Breezy 09-05-2012 11:41 AM

Wish I had a viggen,those are pretty quick and fun. 224k on my dd saab, when they work (mine always has) they're awesome.

atinybug 09-05-2012 12:27 PM

Didn't they go out of business a while ago? I think I heard something about that on top gear. If they did, wouldn't it be hard to get replacement parts?

gdubbs325xi 09-05-2012 12:48 PM

Saab is out of business. I heard it on top gear also. However, there is a company ( I'm not sure of its name) that will be manufacturing Saab parts for the next 3-4 years so I suppose once that is over and inventory runs out it will be difficult to find the parts. Nothing to worry about right away, but def something to keep in mind.

jgold47 09-05-2012 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by wasp9166 (Post 14706418)
i know enough to stay far away from them

Why do you say that?

I would imagine OEM parts may be hard to source, but aftermarket shouldn't be a problem.

NFRs2000nyc 09-05-2012 06:13 PM

Friend had a viggen. Was ok stock. Tons of torque steer. Became undrivable when modified mildly. Parts are scarce and expensive. Worse in every way compared to an e36, e46, e90.

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