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    Thread: Get our your flamethrowers. I bought a car you all love to hate.

    1. Member Mag-X's Avatar
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      05-26-2012 02:43 PM #1
      I finally got fed up with the Jetta, and got myself a slightly used 2010 Saab 9-3 2.0T. Crazy? Maybe, but I've been a Saab guy since my first car, and I figured now is probably the last chance to have one that isn't all used up.



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    2. 05-26-2012 02:44 PM #2
      Jetta to Saab...
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    3. 05-26-2012 02:50 PM #3
      Wait...we hate these? My uplink to the mind hive must be down. brb.

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      05-26-2012 02:53 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by dhvag View Post
      Wait...we hate these? My uplink to the mind hive must be down. brb.
      yeah, cus parts = nowhere to be found an yada yada

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      05-26-2012 03:12 PM #6
      Hopefully it will work out for you, but like you said, parts yadda yadda yadda...
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      05-26-2012 03:14 PM #7
      So... how much?
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      05-26-2012 03:14 PM #8
      You better hope you don't break something. I'm serious. Parts are not plentiful.
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      05-26-2012 03:38 PM #9
      Parts are a concern, yes. That's why I decided to go with the newer lower miles base-ish model over the older higher mileage Aero versions with the more rare V6 in the same price range.

      Still crazy, but it's what I wanted, and you only live one, right?

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      05-26-2012 03:51 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      So... how much?
      They probably paid him to buy it.
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      05-26-2012 03:51 PM #11
      I never understood the "you only live once" reasoning.

      But do what you do.
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      05-26-2012 04:02 PM #12
      parts are not hard to find for Saabs
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      05-26-2012 04:11 PM #13
      I don't mind the newer 9-3s.

      Do what you like, man.

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      05-26-2012 04:11 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      parts are not hard to find for Saabs
      Now... but in five years?

      And the big issue will be body parts (crash repair).
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      05-26-2012 04:19 PM #15
      For those curious, I got it from a Chevrolet dealer. They had it listed for $19,000 and offered me $800 for the Jetta. I ended up paying $16,500 for the Saab and got $2,330 for the Jetta and put $2000 down. According to the dealer, that was basically auction value for both. It was a $30,000 car two years ago.

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      05-26-2012 04:21 PM #16
      How many hundred-thousands of miles did your Jetta have?

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      05-26-2012 04:24 PM #17
      The Jetta had 108,000 miles and an infuriating check engine light that cost me a lot of money to never actually get fixed. I cleared it before driving to the dealer.

      edit: and a broken front splitter, and cracked windshield.
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      05-26-2012 04:24 PM #18
      it looks like they raided the GM parts bin to build this. i highly doubt youll have trouble finding parts.

      That said, I like the design. as a Saab lover it was a god move to snag one now. Enjoy it.
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      05-26-2012 04:28 PM #19
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    20. 05-26-2012 04:28 PM #20
      Yes, but a GM fender won't fit on a saab.
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    21. 05-26-2012 04:33 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by dhvag View Post
      Wait...we hate these? My uplink to the mind hive must be down. brb.
      Yea. It has more than 151 ftlbs of torque, so it is not a 'driving enthusiast' car.
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      05-26-2012 04:34 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Yes, but a GM fender won't fit on a saab.
      you can still get a fender for a 1995 Saab. not because Saab makes it, aftermarket companys make these things. Unless he keeps this car 15+ years he wont have any issues getting parts.
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      05-26-2012 04:34 PM #23
      fed up with Jetta (probably reliability related) and now get a car that with the WORST post sales support... smart move.
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    24. 05-26-2012 04:37 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8turboB5 View Post
      you can still get a fender for a 1995 Saab. not because Saab makes it, aftermarket companys make these things. Unless he keeps this car 15+ years he wont have any issues getting parts.
      Yes, it may make sense for a company to produce fenders for saabs back in 1995 since, well, the company was still around.

      The chances of a company stepping in to make fenders for a new one is prob pretty low.
      The company is not around and people are scared of buying them. The demand is not there.

      Makes sense to me?
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      05-26-2012 04:39 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      I never understood the "you only live once" reasoning.

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