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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Had MOT done today , no problems apart from one adviseory. Have not picked the car up yet , but I was a nosey thing so went on line and found this , I know I do some mileage , but shy of 58.000 miles in a year when I on,y use the car at weekends it's amazingly jumped from 117.000 to a 170.000...
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-R-SAAB-9000-CD-GRIFFIN-TURBO-AUTOMATIC-BLACK-TAN-LEATHER-1-2-MILLION-MILES-/111227668152?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19e5af86b What a vehicle! (not mine btw). although its on its 3rd gearbox! Ouch!
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just had my 2008 9-3 Aero 2.0T petrol serviced at 50000 The bill came to £630. Admittedly this did include new front discs and pads, replacement sparks, filters and 2 wheel alignments and air con re gas. Is £630 reasonable or am I being ripped off as my chin hit the floor at the price? Not to...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Wondered if anyone could give me some more info please ? I have a 93 vector anniversary convertible on an 07 plate. I've heard that all Saab's of a certain age go into "limp home mode" at 100k miles, its a known problem and costs about £1200 to get the car fitted with new parts to meet EU...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Well having had the 2006 1.9 tid convertible for around 3 weeks or so it was with much intrepidation that i had to drive to north yorkshire and back today especialy after reading some of the threads about the problems people have had. Well i can anounce that i had an eary start and spent most...
  6. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Saab 93 Aero Convertible 2.0T (05) 69k miles, 5 speed. Manual, Grey Full Service History, reverse parking sensors, heated mirrors, Had a major service in March. Petrol, 17'' 5 twin spoke alloy wheels, Auto dual-zone climate control system, ESP 8 Months MOT, 6 Months tax. Both front suspension...
  7. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi, Just had my 58 plate 9-3 2.0t serviced at Higher Oak Garage in Wrexham (excellent service, quoted me £218 but ended up charging me £199 against a main dealer quote of £404). Any way while the wheels were off the mechanic called me over and pointed out scoring and pitting on both rear...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My car (1.9 TiD, 150, sportwagon) is almost due a major service and has just over 70,000 on the clock. Speaking to a friend who is a mechanic he suggested that the upcoming service really is a MAJOR service - new timing belt being just one of the things due for replacement. Is this true, can...
  9. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I've an '89 900 i 2Litre. Recently, the idle speed dropped to around 500rpm. Later, 20 miles into a journey, it lost power and cut out. It would tick over but wouldn't pull away. There was a smell like fuel starvation. After a short "rest", it started and ran for a while. The only way to...
  10. Saab News
    I’d just like to post a quick invitation for you all to head on over to Beren’s blog and check out his first 1,000 miles in his Saab Turbo X. Beren’s car was the first US delivery we covered here at TS. What’s great about this is that Beren’s story is one we’d love to hear a lot more of...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello to you all. I'd thought I would let you all know how the first 2 years and 15000 miles have gone, good and bad. I bought my 2.8 Aero Sportwagon new in April 2006, certainly one of the prettiest estate cars around. During this time the only failure has been a sensor in the steering wheel...
  12. Previous model ranges, FOR SALE and WANTED
    For sale is my 1996 N reg Saab 2.0i 900s. Metallic Blue 5 door manual, ABS, Alloys, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Central locking, 4x40w Panasonic CD Player, New Rear Discs tires and brake pads, Spare looks like its never been used , all the usual Saab extras, New Clutch cable fitted last week...
  13. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Gents, Tomorrow morning at 5am I am setting off on a 1,000 mile drive across France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and into western Poland. I've had the car serviced, all filters and oils are fresh, the anti-freeze is new, tyres are pumped up, got a full tank of petrol.... we're ready to go...
  14. Saab Recommendations
    Anyone know anywhere that can carry out a warranty approved service for a 9-3 18,000 miles - been quoted £312 by Alexanders in Stockton. Seems quite steep to me. There is a new Bosch garage next to Alexanders but they cannot do the Tech II reset
  15. Saab News
    Saab “Millionaire” Peter Gilbert (left) receives his 2007 Saab 9-5 Aero SportCombi from Saab Automobile general manager Jay Spenchian. Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA Saab Automobile USA has just provided the official press release of Jay Spenchian, General Manager of Saab USA handing over...
  16. Saab News
    Ryan over at Saabhistory has picked up a bunch of interviews with Peter Gilbert, owner of the million mile 1989 Saab SPG. This first one was actually recorded when he had about 930 miles still to go. The next one was recorded after the announcement that he would receive his new 9-5 Aero...
  17. Saab News
    Breaking News: Saab will display Peter Gilbert’s 1989 900 SPG for the duration of The Milwaukee Auto Show, between Feb 26 to Mar 6. Jay Spenchian, President of Saab Automobile USA will also award the brand new Saab 9-5 Aero to Peter Gilbert on Wednesday 28 Feb, in the middle of the show. Peter...
  18. Saab News
    This is the third television that features Peter Gilbert and his 1,000,000 mile 1989 Saab SPG. Thank you very much once again Peter!
  19. Saab News
    This is the second of the television interviews of Peter Gilbert involving his 1989 900 SPG that hit 1,000,000 miles at the Saab Owners Convention in Lake George, New York. Thank you Peter!
  20. Saab News
    Peter Gilbert has kindly provided a number of videos covering his million mile 1989 Saab 900 SPG. A number of these videos are not brand new, but are very interesting coverage and good information to promote the Saab brand.
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