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I am giving serious thought to selling my Saab 9-3 1.9 TTiD Aero Auto in Pepper Green.
It is on a 58 plate. (First Registered in October 2008).
During the time I have owned it has been strictly maintained regardless of cost!

For example on 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] of December 2016 just after I bought the car I entrusted a Saab specialist in Kirkham, Lancashire to do “everything needed” to bring her up to spec..
I also asked for extras on top of that..

That first bill was for £2,466
That included :

Full 72,000 mile service
Timing belt, Tensioner Pulley, water pump and Polly V Ribbed belt

4 x New Saab Alloy 17” wheels (for a better ride!)
4 x Michelin Primacy 3 tyres (235/45 x 17)
Exide Battery (3 year warranty)
New key ( + programming)
Mirror glass and Mirror motor
Etc, etc
I have the fully itemized bill to prove this..

On top of this I have decided to leave installed a MAJOR HiFi upgrade:
This cost over £1350 !!!!
Alpine CDE-W296BT (With SatNav and Blue Tooth)
Steering control interface
4 Channel amp (in place of crappy original)
Component Mids & Tweeters in the front (with crossovers inside the doors)
High quality 6 x 9’s on the rear shelf.. Set up as woofers!
This was professionally fitted by K & M acoustics in Wigan.
It goes without saying this is a Massive improvement over standard.
Again I have the bill to prove..

I have always thought the ride very harsh in Aero spec Saabs..
So at 80,500 miles I had all four springs and shocks replaced with BILSTEIN B4 units and None Aero springs, at a total cost of £855
The ride is better (But definitely NOT soft or squidgy)
I have Bill to prove..

The car is in excellent condition throughout and has been totally reliable !
Its quite capable of over 50mpg on a run.. In fact a friend and I went to Cambridge and back and we achieved just under 55mpg!

Lastly.. The oil change interval on these engines is pretty long at 18,000 miles.
I had the oil and filter changed after just 9,000 miles using Mobil 1 0W-40 fully synthetic oil.
Oh I nearly forgot.. I had the ATF (Auto Transmission Fluid) changed at 75,000 miles.
I have been honest and up front with you and can assure there is nothing to hide on my part.
IF you are SERIOUS then of course I welcome any trial or examination.
Don’t be put off if my location isn’t around the corner from you, as you need to travel for the right car !

Because of the very expensive extras and upgrades I am NOT open to offers!


I can e mail High quality photos of any aspect you want..
PM me your e mail address.

I am quite confident this is one of the best Saab 9-3’s at this price.


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Too Late !!

I had a feeling it wouldnt hang around..
Now sold "fairly" locally to me.
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