2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

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Thread: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

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    2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    Hi all, haven't got a Saab yet but will be looking at getting a 9-3 2.8 around 2006 year.

    My question is anything common on these to look out for or pay attention to when viewing? Also what are parts like to source in UK?

    Many thanks, Jake!

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    Hello and a warm welcome aboard the good ship saabscene Jake ,
    parts are plentiful, same engine and most running gear as the vectra C and engine wise insignia .
    Common problems , front springs are made of Lego ( bottom part that sits in the strut )
    with the 2.8 coil packs are a weak point nearest the turbo due to heat .
    You don't say if you are going manual or auto , if auto check if it's had a full transmission oil change ( they are not sealed for life )
    timing chains can stretch .
    2 working remote keys are a bonus . Also regular services
    and that everything works .
    Also ( and you have probably already factored this in ) , but road tax can be expensive ESP autos .

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    Thanks for the tips, have just viewed and bought one tonight all seemed good with it and yep the tax was a surprise lol

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    Hmm. I should have jumped in earlier. Assuming it's an auto the tax on any petrol post 03/06 Saab is definitely a little on the eye watering side. A real shame and yet another disincentive for many to keep these cars on the road. I'll avoid my usual rant but the same issue with Volvos of the same period. All good, safe family cars but tin box Citroens win out because they're £30 a year. I know which I'd rather put my kids in.

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    Yep car fell just in the higher bracket by a month but this was worth it imo. Who wants to roll about in a 1l C3 when you can have some fun...

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    They are trying to get us all to drive thease mundane forms of transport that all look the same , and are supposed to save the planet ( bit too late for that ) .
    i own up I brought a Japanese SUV at the week end cos My little Chinese fire breathing flying one wanted one !
    Now im looking on that well known auction site for those stick -on stick family stickers !
    I've become so called sensible ,,,,,,,,,,ME ,,,,,,,NEVER !

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    Re: 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 Turbo.

    I recently bought my '06 Aero 2.8T cabrio 6M and absolutely love it. You will love the torque down low and instant boost from the TD04 twin scroll turbo. Enjoy!

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