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Old 17th September 2006
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hi,

i hope this is the right forum for this question.

can anyone point me to a few places that offer reasonable prices on parts - used and/or new? car is a 1999 9-3 SE.

for example there are a few Porsche dealers that sell parts at cost+15%. i'm looking for something similar.

$113 for driver's side mirror glass (at eeuroparts.com)? i don't think so!

thanks!

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Eeuroparts has very good pricing, if they charge a fortune the part most likely is quite expensive.
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http://www.goldwingsaab.com/asp/default.asp

http://www.thesaabsite.com/

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Eeuroparts has very good pricing, if they charge a fortune the part most likely is quite expensive.
well, it's only $30 here, so i know where i'll be shopping.

http://info.automotix.net/bodyparts/...e=mirror_glass

thanks. i did notice that eEuroParts other parts (O2 sensors, etc.) were priced reasonably.

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eBay..... that's what works for me.
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Something to note, on generic things such as mirror glass, many times local glass shops will have one that will fit or can cut one to fit.

Sometimes with these cars you have to think a little out of the box. To many of us old gen classic owners that is second nature, what are you going to do if you can't get a part or if you find its not even made anymore? Scrap the car? I think not, you can make or have made almost anything if you have a few tools or access to a shop or a person with a shop.

I only pity the poor people who drive 99's, 95's, 96's, 97's, poor blokes, they have it even harder than us classic drivers.

That said, I personally find on 90% of the parts for my cars eeuroparts is the cheapest around. If it wasn't for eeuroparts I might not still be driving saabs, its too bloody hard to find parts locally otherwise. After you spend $60 on a rubber booty for the steering rack at the dealership or wait 2 months for the dealer to special order mounts for your headlights only to find they ordered you three rubber o-rings all the way from sweden and now are telling you sorry, we ordered the wrong part but no worries, they don't make the part you needed anymore anyway... You start getting tired of driving something that you have to make everything for.
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thanks Jon!

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eBay..... that's what works for me.
yup, i love eBay too. but there's not such a great selection. only 65 parts when i looked.

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Sometimes with these cars you have to think a little out of the box. To many of us old gen classic owners that is second nature, what are you going to do if you can't get a part or if you find its not even made anymore? Scrap the car? I think not, you can make or have made almost anything if you have a few tools or access to a shop or a person with a shop.
LOL! i have a Dremel tool and believe me i put it to use! if i couldn't find the mirror for less than $50, i would have bought a giant mirror at HomeGoods for $19.99 and made 20 Saab mirrors!

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LOL! i have a Dremel tool and believe me i put it to use! if i couldn't find the mirror for less than $50, i would have bought a giant mirror at HomeGoods for $19.99 and made 20 Saab mirrors!
Now thats the spirit! lol

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I've used www.car-part.com

Plus I work in Hunts Point in the South Bronx where there are nothing but scrappers down there, I've never bought anything down there though, but maybe (hoping not) that day will come
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