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Old 12-03-2012, 10:47 AM
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You guys are going to kill me but I'm seriously considering picking up another Saab.

HOWEVER, the 05-07 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8t checks all the boxes. In the right price range, well optioned, 250hp, 6spd manual, 27mpq. So far as I can tell, its more reliable than something from VAG, and no worse than a bimmer. As DF mentioned the timing belt service is a big pain in the ass, but you can plan for those. There is a black one about an hour from me, if its still there this weekend I'm going to go test drive it.
I'm not going to complain about a Saab:
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Plan right now is keep E38 long term, sell E36 and buy GMT400 Suburban and an uber-cheap daily for me (either a BMW or possibly a Saab) and sell the E39 for pure pocket change.


I approve, although they lost some of their quirkiness by the mid 00s as they became more GM-ified. I'm looking at older 9-3s and possibly 9-5s but mostly just based on budget. Don't really wanna spend more than 2-2500 on it as it's just for going betwixt train and work and sitting in parking lots all day.

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