05 9-3 AERO CONVERTIBLE- saab n00b

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    hi everybody, i just got an 05 saab 9-3 convertible, i have driven bmws for the past 10 years and decided to go a different route, so far im very happy with the car, only thing i dont like is it has 145k, anything i should keep an eye on ? how reliable are these cars ? and how hard to get are replacement parts? any input will be greatly appreciated. btw the car is in immaculate condition, and it was thoroughly serviced despite the high mileage.

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    Re: 05 9-3 AERO CONVERTIBLE- saab n00b

    Hi just bought a convertible too! Welcome to the forum. You should have few probs with the petrol engine. Replacement parts aren't a problem. Front springs can break leading to knocking noises and there might be a few issues with rattling trim and ignition modules but in general the engines are solid. Looks good too Find yourself a good indie and pray for some nice weather!


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    Re: 05 9-3 AERO CONVERTIBLE- saab n00b

    Hello and welcome

    firstly what engine does it have? and maunal or auto???

    Common generic failures are the front coil springs which snap - easy to source gen and uprated springs and not a bad price either. also these cars are hard on thier bushes and drop links, again easy to get.

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