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  1. Are stock fog lights not very helpful?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It is not too foggy in the area that I drive. I estimate that I might benefit from fog lights about 3 times a year and that I really need them not even once per year. Are the stock fog lights any good as far as seeing better? Or are their contribution minimal? If you answer, don't consider...
  2. Are body parts available?...accident

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I got into a head on collision but I braked and the other guy did to. Smashed my bumper, headlights, hood, fender but airbag did not inflate. The other guy has the same damage. Anyone in an accident have trouble finding parts for repair?
  3. How much will a 9-3 be worth ina few years?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Say you have a 9-3 in good shape and rough shape. Say it's a 2004. How much do you think it will be worth around 2018, 5 years from now. Car #1: fairly good shape, 120,000 miles, 14 years old. Is it worth $2000? Or not that much? Car #2: cosmetically ok, a little rough, maybe a few chips...
  4. Another Oil thread, 6qts or not ?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Actual amount that you put in is about 5.5 to 5.9 quarts. The old advice about checking the dipstick and also draining hot oil is true. I did not believe it at first.
  5. Will oil gush out if you remove the oil filter?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I wanted to get as much done at first then let the oil drain for an hour and have a minimal amount of work afterwards (just put the plug back and refill) but maybe I'll just drain it first for a while then come back and work on the filter. Something similar is done by surgeons. They usually do...
  6. Will oil gush out if you remove the oil filter?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I always drain the oil then change the filter. I'm thinking of changing the oil filter first then drain the oil. If I remove the filter first, will oil gush out or not? The engine is a 2.0-16V 175 hp (Linear).
  7. What prize would you pick? Mobil 1 t-shirt?

    The Lounge
    I picked c. I don't have to choose what I want yet, i.e Applebee's or something else.
  8. What prize would you pick? Mobil 1 t-shirt?

    The Lounge
    What would you pick? a) Mobil 1 wall clock b) Black Mobil 1 t-shirt with a 1 over the right chest + Mobil 1 cap c) $15 gift certificate at Cabela's sporting shop, Sears, Applebee's Restaurant, or Bed Bath and Beyond. I like b but am leaning towards c because b is a bit skimpy as a prize.
  9. Looking at an 08 9-3 SS

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Edmunds online gives a value of about $12k. Buy the car. Try to get it a little less, maybe 11.0k. Tell them a sob story or tell them that you fear it will break down and there will be no parts.:cheesy:
  10. What do you say to someone who has never heard of Saab?

    The Lounge
    Recently, someone told me that they never heard of a car called Saab. :o I can understand if someone never heard of Tesla or Fisker or even Aston Martin. In fact, bushy haired singer, Justin Bieber, called the police and the police operator never heard of a Fisker. In 20 years, I can see if...
  11. OT: Help Kate win some clothes?

    The Lounge
    Help Kate is now impossibly behind :x so don't vote for Kate. I do not like the current front runner...too cocky. Please vote for the current 2nd place contestant....just like the photo http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151043762683027&set=a.442842408026.238563.49999803026&type=1&theater
  12. OT: Help Kate win some clothes?

    The Lounge
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151021998263027&set=a.442842408026.238563.49999803026&type=1&theater Kate is trying to win some clothes by getting the most Facebook "likes". I agreed to help. Hope I won't be banned from SC for trying to help her out. :o There are only 4 other...
  13. What does a tire bouncing up and down mean?

    The Lounge
    Almost but not quite. That video shows so much bounce that the tire bounced in the air. The car that I saw, I did not notice a space between the ground and the tire. However, the front left was not bouncing at all, just the left rear. I then ignored the car but 10 seconds later, I see from...
  14. What does a tire bouncing up and down mean?

    The Lounge
    I was driving and saw a car's rear tire bounce up and down while the front tire was not. Is this abnormal? What does it mean? A few minutes later, I saw in my rear view mirror the car spinning around and a puff of smoke (tire smoke?). It was blocking the highway at that point. Blown tire...
  15. 3rd brake light (center) cover keeps falling off at one end

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The inside cover (above the rear seat) of the center brake light keeps hanging down. One side keeps hanging down. It lasts about a day after I snap it back. How do I fix this? Elmer's glue? Rubber band so the snap fits tighter (but a wide rubber band may to too thick)
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