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  1. 2003 9-3 Manual Convertible Merlot and Tan 138k $3500

    Cars for Sale - North America
    A social isolation pod of delight. Great for getting out for fresh air and a change of scenery. Deftly manages drive-thru food pickups and sunset parking and dining. My convertible has had one owner/driver (me) and has seen mostly I-5 miles, first half of tenure between San Diego and La...
  2. 2003 9000SE Convertible Dolphin Blue

    Cars for Sale - North America
    2003 900SE Convertible Dolphin Blue That's SUPPOSED TO SAY 900SE! Name: Andrew H. Location Lebec, California (at the Grapevine about an hour north of LA, or 40 mins south of Bakersfield. Must Sell by May 6th, leaving the country. Wouldn't be selling otherwise. Color - Dolphin...
  3. Low Boost issue (w/tune)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, so I own a 2003 9-3 2.0T Arc. Earlier this year I had a stage one tune made by Mike at MPS (great guy, super helpful with support). Car ran great and was making about 15 psi of boost (after fixing several vacuum leaks). Lately though I've been peaking at about 10.6 psi on average...
  4. 2003 9-3SE issues, please help?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I'm Sam. Thanks for stopping by to help!! I left my key in the ignition to my car(2003 9-3SE Convertible, Automatic) overnight, and the battery was dead when I went to drive to a party. I had a friend come jump me..... He crossed the wires on his end, I saw smoke, and I immediately pulled...
  5. '03 Vert a/c is cold - only blows lightly when moving

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Any thoughts? Could it be the relay? Ice cold air comes out slightly when moving - no blow when stopped. Sometimes have to switch temp or recirc switch to start the slight blow...any thoughts appreciated.
  6. Turbo issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm new to the whole forum thing, and I just recently bought my 9-3 arc 2.0t. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about turbos, and The thing is still quick, but if I get on the gas hard enough and the turbo red lines, the whole car shakes and the turbo dies out. Like I said, don't know a lot...
  7. 2003 Convertible weak brakes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've never been totally thrilled with the brakes on my '03 9-3 convertible, and now since I am passing it to my teenage daughter, I am more motivated to try to make them as good as possible. The problem is that the brakes don't seem very powerful -- particularly at slow speed. If I am just...
  8. Should I Buy?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I have the opportunity to buy a 2003 9-3 with 64,000 miles on it. I really like Saabs, but I am only a student and I commute 40 miles a day. Would it be a good investment for $5,000? What sort of repairs should I expect, and any info on the amount to maintain it would be nice. I have...
  9. Engine Swap for 2003 Saab 9-3 SE Cabrio?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi all! This is by no means a serious question that I plan on doing now, but for future reference, I was wondering if it is a good idea (or even POSSIBLE) to swap out the 2.0t engine I have in my 2003 9-3 Cabrio for a bigger engine. I'm not looking into a huge engine like a V8 or anything...
  10. Looking to get a bigger turbo for my 03 9-3 vector 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys im looking to get a bigger turbo for my car but not sure what i can get that would work as far as space and so on. i am aware that i cant just slap on a new turbo and expect for it to run faster i will have the car tuned and tested but really just wanted to know what is out there that...
  11. 2003 Saab 9-3 Arc Sedan A/C Problem

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I've searched several forums and all over the internet for an answer to my question. I bought my 2003 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan used. When I bought it, the A/C would blow out hot air. I figured it only needed a recharge but I was wrong. The A/C Compressor won't turn on. I have tried taking...
  12. 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Name: Larry Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Means of contact: 9739601437 Price: $3100 Description: I'm selling my wonderful 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo. GOOD ON GAS 29 mpg hwy. Fun car. $3100 OBO. Clean carfax. Regular maintenance. Pictures: Look Here
  13. Transmission Dilemma--Should I sell instead?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2003 9-5 Aero (117K miles). It has been experiencing flair ups in the third gear after the engine gets hot. The issue was recently diagnosed by respectable transmission shop as needing a valve body replacement. Repair will cost $2,600. They said the valve body replacement fixes issue...
  14. Wanted: 2003 9-5 passenger mirror <> Power with Memory <> Heated / Auto Dim a plus.

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    2003 9-5 passenger mirror <> Power with Memory <> Heated / Auto Dim a plus. Name: Danny Location: Bethlehem PA Means of contact: internal email, or cell upon internal email Price: Make an Offer Description: Need 2003 9-5 Linear passenger mirror. Power with Memory a must. Auto dimming...
  15. Coolant Leak??

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently, my 03 95 began profusely leaking coolant. i had it diagnosed and the lower hose seemed to be the problem. when i took out the radiator it was in bad shape. so now I am replacing it. but the old hose did not seem to have any holes or anything the coolant could have leaked from. Is there...
  16. 03 Saab 9-3 - Battery Issue or Starter Issue?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Everyone I came back from 4 weeks vacation and found that my car battery is completely dead. I should have unplugged the negative terminal but forgot as I was in rush before I left. Tried to get a jump from my friend's VW. As soon as the cables are connected, the car (dashboard, headlights...
  17. Lets talk about my exhaust / emissions issue 2003 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my 9-3 now has 217k on the dash with new engine(almost new) tranny turbo alternator radiator etc., so basically its obviousl i love her and am not letting her go. However I'm having a bit of an issue with what initially sounded like an exhaust leak. Well it's not. It's coming from...
  18. 2003 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan A/C issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    For the past few weeks, my AC has not been working properly and blowing out warm air. Took it to the shop (which is specialized for Saabs) where they first recharged my AC. This did not work, so they put a new relay in. That worked for a few hours, then the AC went again. They said it was most...
  19. For Sale: **2003 9-3SE Convertible Sport Pkg Part Out**

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hi all, My 2003 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible with the sport package 5 speed manual was wrecked and I am looking at parting the car out. The damage can be seen from the photos to the body. The radiator is toast but the intercooler and all the engine components survived unscathed. The engine still...
  20. weak crank no start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 93 2.0t it sat for a few years. I replaced the battery and have spark. It cranks and I tried spraying throttle cleaner into it to get it to fire but nothing. Like I said I have a very weak crank and it wont start. Also, the CPS is fine. Any help would be awesome! I know nothing...
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