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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Around 2005 the VED went up considerably on some bands of cars. When looking at a car from 2005+ i strongly suggest you check here first: https://www.gov.uk/calculate-vehicle-tax-rates. For example a 9-5 Aero manual will cost £290.00 per annum but the same spec car with an auto box is £490.00...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So after dropping the car 40mm on H&R's my front shocks were complaining, they really are too long and soft for that much drop, I got some B8's. I was expecting a much harsher harder ride especially on 235/35/19 but have to say it's perfectly smooth on all roads and stays nice and level in the...
  3. New Member Introductions.
    Hello all, I just bought a new [to me] 2005 9-3 Linear with 114K (see here - http://www.logicautosales.com/2005-Saab-93/Used-Sedan/Cleveland-OH/1374/2314384/Craigslist/6205050/Details.aspx). Runs smooth and very quiet. I noted no problems with shifting, noise, and the car itself is in great...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    These are apparently reverse engineered to be better then the Saab manufactured stabilizer/Link rods which has a smaller ball joint and weaker plastic that supports the joint. ebay Item number is: 270946487052 if you want to check them out. According to Saab the sway link rods are a common fault...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Proud to represent GWS and act as Chauffeur to Ellanor (hope I've got that right!) on her wedding day. It was her dream to be driven to her own wedding in an old Saab. She was suitably chuffed, and I glad to have been part of her special day, and make her wish come true. The ceremony was superb...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, lots of talk on these pages regarding CO2 Emission, here is a link that tells all Rates of Vehicle Excise Duty
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Found this on MG-rover.org... http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=44741 "Duty of Disclosure" - Application to Motor Policies When Does Duty of Disclosure Arise? A proposer's duty of disclosure arsies. # At Inception of the Policy # At renewal (on the principle that a new...
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Found this on a UK newsgroup: This from the HMCE website under "road fuels". From the information below you can see that "biodiesel" or "vegetable oil" has a road fuel duty rate of 25.82 pence per litre, which is why the guy on top gear said that the cost of the stuff after paying the duty was...
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Brand new cars registered after the 1st March 2001 will be taxed in a different way. The Govt. is introducing graduated vehicle excise duty - this means that you pay road tax based on the CO2 emissions of your vehicle. Information from DVLA can be found at...
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