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Old 09-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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anyone know anything about Saab's?

looking at a 99 9-3 convertible... thing looks cherry. Are they decent?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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what engine? there is the turbo and non turbo... non turbo is less issues. Turbo is super fun.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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are they Reliable like a BMW?
LOL.. good one..

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


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Old 09-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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Good place for mods and OEM stuff
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #10
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This is the best forum for Saab
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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The R107. More of a classic than anything listed.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #14
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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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?
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #19
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Why do you say that?

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