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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm starting to wonder if my dampers are worn: car seems to "dive" a little under breaking, tends to wallow at the front with sharp/quick cornering, and generally tends to crash over rough surfaces. I know dampers wear over time and that deterioration is not always obvious because the change in...
  2. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Evening all, having found the key for my 2001 LPT SE vert, its time to finally start fixing it up a little. The car wonders all over the road - like all over. Car has been MOTd by two different garages with less that 200 miles between tests and no mention of worn ball joints etc. I am...
  3. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hello -- have swapped a 1.9Tid Linear Sport for a 2.3t Vector (both 9-5 Estates), both specify same tyres 225/45/17 but previous veh had 7.5J rims and current veh has 7J. Questions are -- Should I find a difference in handling? Is either one better than the other in any way? The Vector seems to...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, Summer is here, which draws my attention to my old 04 vert (1.8t). Now approaching 160,000. It will soon be tunes beyond 200 bhp, im a tad concerned the handling will shows its limitations when i approach the 225 mark. I think this thread would be great for any other random pieces of...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I wonder if anyone can offer advice? I've recently bought a 9-3 estate with 48,000 miles on the clock. The car has had one owner from new, been dealer serviced all of it's life and never been accident damaged but when I got it I felt there was a lot of tyre noise. I checked the tyres and...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Here's the thing Love the 9-5 1.9 tid but just for fun I bought an old mx5 for the summer It has been great fun, recommend one to anyone Its now getting colder and wetter, took the saab out last week OMG the handling / cornering is absolutely terrible. Just look at some options to upgrade...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    The car: Saab 93, MY08, 2.0t Vector Sport. 26K miles. (225/45/17 tyres) Some history: The car has always cornered like it was on rails. It had mismatched front tyres (Conti 2 and 3 IIRC) on the front, both at the wear markers. I recently replaced those tyres, then last week swapped the [half...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Just thought I would share my thoughts with you all after a 1200 mile round trip to the Isle of Lewis for some fishing. I drove up to Uig in Skye leaving Lpool at 10.30 pm Weds 16th June. Approx 450 miles to the ferry. I set cruise control to 60 mph for the motorways and from the A 82...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, I have a 2005 1.9 TiD 93. I have recently noticed that the handling has become very 'wayward' in its feel. It just feels very light and when corning if there is a ridge in the road surface it feel like the car jumps. The springs should be fine as these were replaced just recently for...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi guys me AGAIN! lol ive got a couple of questions and was hoping someone knows the answers. 1, im have a new roof and want to fit it now i know its a pretty easy job once you get the rear door cards off. ive been looking and there are no screws and no visibil sign of getting it off. i have...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have hit a few large potholes recently and my handling seems to have taken a turn for the worse. It feels very woolly and pulls to the left especially under braking. It also seems to track badly and pulls all over the place with different cambers on the road. Any ideas what I may have done or...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, cannot find anything similar on a forum search, but having had my 2001 estate now for a couple of months or so, am a bit concerned about the rear end handling. Have to admit that this is the first estate car I have ever owned, and know that the chassis will not be as rigid as a saloon or...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I am very happy with my MY02 9-5 vector but I am not overly impressed with the handling, it's a bit soft and indirect. Is there a way I can improve this or am I stuck with it. I guess the obvious, bigger wheels, and coilovers but I don't have bags of cash lying around so if there are cheaper...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    mmmmmm not sure if its just me but this week the car feels a little odd.......... when i got it i fully appreciated that with 45 profile tyres i could feel a bit if tramlining on bumpy roads. But it seems a bit different all of a sudden. The best way to describe it i think is that on motorwats...
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My first saab... ahh bless Gearbox: i do a fair bit of motorway stuff, and in the interests of improved fuel economy and lower top gear revs, my question is for those who modify things a bit.. The clutch release bearing or the gearbox itself is noisy so needs attention - would a 6 speed diesel...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, I have a LPT MY2000 T5. I'm in need of replacing the rear shocks and need an investigation on the top mounts on the front struts owing to noise. Most likely that they need replacing and possibly also the front shocks. Doesn't seem to want to go in a straight line on m/ways and sometimes...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi there I'm new to the SAAB ownership scene but not new to the SAAB experience as a result of my dad's love for the brand (years of wanting one and a few years of 9-5 ownership). Sadly, my dad was killed in a accident at sea a few months ago and I have inherited his 2005 9-5 Aero. I wish...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Had my 2000 9-5 Aero Estate for 6months now and from the beginning I have experienced movement at the back end when going over uneven road surfaces at speed, even on motorways! The car seems to jump sideways. The dealer fitted new bushes at the rear and said this would clear the problem. Not! I...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    9-3 tSE (2000) - feels a bit sloppy handling when turning to the right. Steering wheel is off centre since having new tyres fitted. Suggested that tracking and wheel allignment may be off. More worrying, when still cold, strange knock / clunck heard whilst going over bumps - most notably speed...
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Sorry posted this in the wrong place originally. Hi all, got my Hot Aero convertible on a 2002 I have to say, I know what Jeremy Clarkson is on about when he says all SAAB drivers seem to have a smile on their face! However, I have this niggling noise coming from what seems to be the front...
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