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Old 11th November 2018
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Default Cold startup-what can I do?

Hi,
I'm a 19y/o female college student trying to take care of this car without my dad nearby.

I bought a 2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo. All has been fine, but just in the last few days the temperature has started to drop where I live, and the car is not turning over as soon as I turn the key. It chugs for a few seconds and then stalls. It takes a bit before it turns over and truly starts up.

Can anyone tell me where to begin for checking this out? There is a local foreign car place, but I'd really like to have some idea before I head over there.

Thanks.
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Have a parts store check voltage first just in case your battery is going bad, but more than likely this is your issue. Sorry.
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