Because they require a larger sample size, we have these stats for only one year, the 2007: 63 percent with no repairs, and less than one percent with 3+ repair trips. The styling was basically carried over from the previous model with little change and the reality is that little did change other than the model designation, which fell into line with the new system Saab was using, and some simplification of the model range. Accordingly, for example, I always carried a spare direct ignition cassette for my 1995 and yet never had to use it. In the convertibles, it's common to have some issues with the tonneau cover mechanism. We all heard the Boo-Hoo Saab stories but just maintain and they take care of you. The new 250 bhp 184 kW 2. The brakes have to be replaced often, and due to the design, the replacement is expensive.
Apparently like other cars, there are bad Saabs and there are good Saabs. But more remain needed to provide precise results for all model years. I cannot recommend this car highly enough. So, draw your own conlusion. We enjoyed our brief outing in the Viggen, which has many endearing qualities.
For improved engine breathing, variable cam phasing on the inlet side is electronically controlled and hydraulically actuated, allowing continuously variable adjustment through 50 degrees of crankshaft rotation. For some it has more character than Volvo, and it has always tended to tread a different path, but it remains largely invisible. My boss had a Honda Accord which had endless problems. You can then inspect the bottom of the engine and the pan for sludge, and check the pickup tube for debris. Brakes tend to be a high cost maintenance item with pads and rotors needing replacement at intervals of 50,000 km or less.
I could go on and on. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. . I used a high quality German performance synthetic and never had any issues. The engine is offered in the 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
We have updated our reliability stats for the Saab 9-3 on our redesigned site to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011. The leather really reacts the way real leather should when fine balsam is applied I used to use Lexol which was okay, but a fine balsam for shoe leather is just so much better in my opinion. Named after a Swedish jet fighter? There was a recall on this model and year issued on the part when I brought it in when the recall was issued they said that my di cassette was not part of the recall. We have these for two model years: 2007: 42, 3 2006: 59, 8 We'll have further updates later this month and in May. A die-cast aluminum oil sump is designed to increase structural stiffness and the strong, four-bearing crankshaft is made from micro-alloy forged steel, a specification more commonly seen in competition performance or diesel engines. The all aluminum construction provides a light and compact architecture, well suited to its transverse, front-wheel-drive installation in the Saab 9-3 Aero.
Not sure about the correctness of second assessment and am going to leave it for now, but will replace suspension in the next few months. Around 120,000 miles, it needed a new clutch so I decided to sell and upgrade. I bought my particular Saab because the previous owner did every scheduled maintenance and changed the friggin' oil every time he should. Also unique are pistons with hard anodized ring grooves for durability and under-skirt oil jet cooling, together with steel con-rods that are strengthened by sinter-forging, a process that involves molding metal in a powered form. In the new 9-3 Aero, Saab customers are now able to enjoy the combined benefits of turbocharged power and six cylinder refinement in a purpose-built package. On next service 2 month ago I was told that suspension is on the way out, and head gasket may start leaking in the next couple of years. I'll share results for the 9-3 in this thread after each update.
They're plastic in some models. The system works with the vehicle's transmission to modulate torque, providing stirring performance and excellent engine response. Ignition timing, fuel injection, turbo boost pressure, air mass measurement and the throttle setting are all key engine functions controlled by the software. The Saab sedans and coupes are generally tight in the body, and retain the tightness over time, but the convertible is full of shakes and rattles. All Saab models came with an extensive list of standard features. Check your Saab before you buy used.
There was nothing that jarred, the lines flowed nicely, the curves were soft and the shapes clean, but that also meant it was easy to miss. Our Take on the 2000 Saab 9-3 A Finnish-built sports car? Really great design back from the Saab 900 days. Smart engine management The 32-bit engine management system, with software calibrated specifically for the Saab 9-3 application, utilizes a torque-based engine control strategy and direct coil-over-plug ignition with a robust engine-mounted control unit. The 185 hp engine was lively and had great turbo boost. Apart from the boost gauge in the dashboard, the only clue to the presence of a turbocharger is an uncannily effortless rate of acceleration.