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  1. back in a saab! Connecticut

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi! I just picked up a 2004 9-3 Arc 5 speed. I've been a long time fan of saab and had a 2003 9-3 from about 2005-2008. My DD is a Jeep Wrangler and I've been learning and wrenching on that a bit for a few years, but wanted another car to tinker with and have as another option for when I didn't...
  2. Back to SAAB

    New Member Introductions.
    Not had a SAAB in a number of years but have purchased a 2008 9-3 Aero sport wagon. Great car and very comfortable. I am hoping that Saab Scene will be able to advise on any technical and parts queries if needed. Good to join everyone and wish all a Happy New Year from County Down in Northern...
  3. Back to Saab

    New Member Introductions.
    'Have long been coveting the 9-5 HOT aero's. I had 900's years ago and am pleased to to have found an old jalopy of a 9-5 now which will require a bit of tinkering with. Moving house in he new year and I'll have a garage! Yay!
  4. Hope I’m back for a while

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi all have had Saab for a while but left the brand a while back. Recently bought a 9-3 2.8 but was truly miss sold and had to get rid of rather quick. But now I have found I think a peach 2004 9-3 aero with 36000k on the clock I have covered over 400 miles in 3 says and love it I hope it turns...
  5. I've come back to Saabs!

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi everybody: I'm David, in Peterborough, UK I've just come back to Saabs (by buying a '93 black T16S convertible as a summer toy for nostalgia's sake) after a long gap. Started with an '85 saloon, then an '89 9000 hatch, an '87 saloon, a '91 900 T16S (much missed) an NG900 turbo hatch...
  6. Now get the spoiler back on again!!!

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    2001 93 Aero HOT conv: Successfully removed the whole front spoiler and bumper plastic and repaired fog light mounts etc. Now it has to go back. If anyone's done it before is there a trick to pushing the bumper cover hard enough to get the plastic clips to go over the bumper metal - other than...
  7. Saab back?

    News/Current events I do hope so. Iconic brand to just fade away doesn't seem right. Bought a 2016 Volvo S40 as could not find anything else i liked, something about Swedish cars, and yes i know he parent company is Chinese but the cars feel...
  8. Back to SAAB

    New Member Introductions.
    Hello, I am happy to be back in the Saab world. I obtained a 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero 3 months ago and am really enjoying it. I used to have a 1987 900 turbo coupe and a 1991 9000 CD turbo. I plan to hang onto this one for as long as I can as I, usually, do my own work. So far I have gotten a new...
  9. Back in a Saab after 8 years away

    New Member Introductions.
    My first car was a 96 V4. Then a 99 GL 2-door, then a 900 4-door GLE 5-speed (proudly proclaimed by the badge at the back), then a 99 EMS 3-door, before a run of non-Saabs. Back after a few years in a 9000i CC, then a 9000 CS Aero. By this time, my wife had started on her succession of 9000...
  10. Getting back into Saabs

    New Member Introductions.
    Hello, everyone, Many years ago - maybe in the 1700s? - I owned a 1972 Saab 99, but then I went off to law school and sold it. (I was also a serious Citroenero, owning various DS's and 2CVs.) I'm now looking at 900s and 9-3s because I would like a good driver with some utility, which the...
  11. Back driving a Saab again: Cheshire Cat grin!

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi folks, Had a BMW 320d se for the past 7 years and it never let me down, but couldn't resist swapping it recently for a 93 ttid convertible aero. So happy! I Find myself looking back for another loving look when I walk away after I've parked it. My 11th Saab over 30 years. Does anyone peek...
  12. 2003 aero holding back

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Background. My car rear ended and off the road for 5-6 weeks, not used/started. beofre it was shunted the Crank Position Sensor was going faulty, clasic symptoms but not holding back. collected the car Sunday took it for a 20 mile gentle drive to get things loosened up and oil cirrculating car...
  13. Old member back on the Saab Scene and considering a 9-3 Sportwagon

    New Member Introductions.
    Hello all, I haven't been on here since I had my OG 9-3 Convertible but now I was hoping some of you might be able to offer some advice to me about rejoining the 'Swedish way' !! :D It's hard to get good idea about Saabs on the wider internet, as some people just don't 'get it' but I would...
  14. 2.8 JZW Stage 3 rev-2 first gear judder / holding back.

    Saabscene: Performance
    Hi all New here with an on going problem that i feel like giving up with. Long story short i had a boost problem where it would boost perfect one minute and pull the boost back the next, after working with John at JZW he came up with a Rev 2 map which solves the issue.... But adds a new issue...
  15. I'm Back after a long dalliance with a P38 Range Rover

    New Member Introductions.
    Some of the longer term members may remember my travails with my spectacularly quick but temperamental GM900 3.0L V6 . Sadly she and I parted company about 6 years ago when I bought a P38 4.6L V8 Range Rover (I'm a glutton for punishment, it didn't do much worse to the gallon than the Saab and...
  16. Back to the Dark Side again!!

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi All,I am back in the Saab fold once again, I get one, then change to something else due to life and then always seem to drift back to another Saab. This is my 5th Saab, 1st was a 9000 CSE 2.0lpt, 2nd was another 9000 CSE 2.0lpt, 3rd was a 9000 2.0 Anniversary, 4th was a 9-3 2.0lpt Convertible...
  17. Advice on fuel draining back overnight - 2004 2.2tid

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Been putting this job off for a while now but as the nights are getting longer and the weather warmer, Its about time I sorted this out. So the problem is the non starting problem after a night of facing uphill. I've researched into it a bit and believe it could be anything from fuel leak off...
  18. help with replacing exhaust back box

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    looking to do this myself, I purchased the back box, can anyone give any tips on how to go about it i.e. should i renew clips or is it just a straight on/off, do you use a sealer of some sort. any help would be appreciated. cheers
  19. SAAB back in CNY

    New Member Introductions.
    just re-acquired my daughter's '99 9-3, 120K, back on the road as of yesterday nice to be with you all :)
  20. squeaky back end!

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Been doing a few more jobs on the old bus, and think I've finally nailed down the noisy back end, simplest thing, rear roll bar bushes. Intercooler replaced as well, turned out to be relatively simple once I popped headlights out. Still looking for a hose though, don't know how long a puncture...