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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi everyone Just purchased a Saab 93 1.8i 04 and the thing sounds like something from Star Trek, I was told when purchasing the car the noise was the clutch slave cylinder so I replaced this and the noise was still present. Also the lifter on the reverse doesn't work ! it just slides into...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello,i own a 2004 9-3 1.8i with Z18XE GM/OPEL engine and i need to change the clutch disk but it seems that there are two kind of disks depending on the engine's serial number.Does anybody know where this serial number is located?I can find the type(Z18XE) but not the serial number..
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Noticed both front springs are broken so thinking of replacing the springs struts & top bearing What do people recommend I replace them with? don't want it any lower tho Cheers
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all, new to the forum and just curious if anyone can lend some advice. I'm considering getting a 9-3 but I'm on a bit of a budget (£2-3K, I know that any car in that price range will not be completely reliable, I'm just searching for the most). Which model would people suggest would cost...
  5. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Wanted - 2004 1.8i Front Bumber - preferrably in the London/Hertfordshire areas. However, if needs be and price is reasonable willing to pick up from further afield
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello all, Newbie here. I have the above mentioned car and considering using it to commute to a new job which will be 10K per annum (rather than the weekend use it gets now). The mileage is low for the year I guess and the car has been serviced every year but I was wondering that bearing in...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    when my car is in 5th gear there is a light ticking noise but not in 1-4, r & neutral also if i corner sharply it can make it difficult to put it into 5th which is cured by turning sharply the other way has any1 had similar or know what could cause this? cheers HH
  8. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hi All, I'm looking for good 1.8i in Vector or Arc spec. Wish list as follows; Full service history Reasonable mileage Well cared for Good body and paintwork Vintage 03-05 Of course, a factory fitted sun roof would be nice too... Please email me at [email protected] if anything doing...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I am woundering if it is possible to fit a turbo in a 1.8i 93 54 plate if it is are the many parts that need fitting/changing inorder to get it to work? thanks for any info
  10. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    9-3 SS 1.8i 2004 Silver/Grey 93k miles Manual Petrol Service history Taxed till end of Oct 09 MOT until end of Oct 09 Me being honest!! Needs brake pads and disc's replacing. Has paint flaking on triangle part of wing mirrors Seems to be a water leak (drip) at front drivers side Only selling...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, As a 1.8i owner, I have had confirmation from my dealer that the cam belt needs replacing at 36,000 miles, ouch! As a high milage driver, currently 24,000+ per year, that is going to hurt. Is the Vauxhall Vectra subject to the same frequency? To compare, my son has a '93 Clio, and the...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have just learned that there is now available a software re-map for the 1.8 injection engine. Apparently it should improve low speed throttle response and smooth out power delivery in mid-range. I m told that it will increase power to 125bhp, but may affect fuel consumption slightly. Sounds...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So, did anyone buy the 1.8i? If you did, how is it?
  14. Saab News
    2004-03-02 Geneva Motor Show: Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan Model Year 2004 latest Addition of 1.8i engine among further refinements for Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan <ul type="square"> 122 bhp, 1.8i engine focused on lower ownership costs 'Overdrive', 6-speed manual option for 2.2TiD engine Close-ratio...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm back now from test driving a 9-3ss 1.8i Vector, and a Skoda Octavia vRS Estate (probably write something about the Octavia in the non-Saab car park). Bond Street did have a 1.8i "entry" model in the showroom, so I had a look round that before the test drive. No point test driving a Vector...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Had one of these as a loan car today from Ian Allen Saab. This car had the new ( standard? ) electric steering and sports suspension. Wow what a go kart! Excellent steering feel and weight- i drove back via a twisty route as the handling and grip is that good. Can the Aero be better than...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    As mentioned in an earlyer thread...I order my 9-3 1.8i last year in november. Yesterday my dealer called and told me that my car won't be build due to the ordered Bi-Xenons. So here is the story: The 1.8i will not be shipped with the Bi-Xenon headlights. It also doesn't have ESP (I knew that)...
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Anyone have any comments about the new (at least here in Sweden) 9-3 1.8i, 122 hp? It is a little cheaper (about £1,500), but I am not finding much information about the engine here or the other specs. I take it that it isn't turbo and the lightest turbo was a 150 hp, 1.8t engine. What have...
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  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Here in Finland new version 1.8i has landed. 2500 euros cheaper price takes it nearer Avensis, Primera and volvo S40 competition. So Saab has returned back to the non-turbo time. Here are some specifications: 1.8i 122 bhp 1796 dm3 Power delivery (EEC): 90 kW (122 bhp)/5 800 r/min Recomended...
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    It seems that in Germany they start to sell 9-3 SS with 1.8i engine. Yes no turbo. 122bhp, 200km/h top speed and 0-100 km/h 11,8s. Price 2000 euros less than 1.8t. Wonder if this engine is going to be available in other countries ? See Saab Deutschland
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