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  1. Does premium gas matter???

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I am not very knowledgable when it comes to cars :o. Anyways, I have four codes on my 2002 Saab 9-3... I bought this car at auction a few weeks ago. I have only been putting Regular gas in it. Is it possible that regular gas can set off error codes? Thanks, BK
  2. TWICE Issue

    Tech II Workshop
    Hey folks, Got an issue here. I have a '02 9-3 Convertible and little over a month ago, I ended up in some flood waters on the road. I'm gonna try to make this short as possible. Basically, I ended up with a little bit of water in the back seat floorboard (the water actually came thru the top...
  3. Looking at getting an '02 9-3 SE; Yay or Nay?

    The Lounge
    I'm thinking about getting this 2002 Saab 9-3 SE with 128k miles. Thing is, I've heard that Saabs can be very expensive to repair, especially since the company's gone under. Being a teenager earning minimum wage in Washington State (about $10/hr), would the maintenance be too much for me to...
  4. Sell?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all. I'm new to owning a 9-3, although I owned a c900 for a number of years until just recently. I'm in a bit of a tough spot with my 9-3 and i'm looking for advice. I have a black 2002 9-3 SE Turbo Hatchback w/ 140k miles. The engine, air-conditioning, and turbo were reconditioned at the...
  5. 02 Saab 9-3 shut off after opening door!! Won't start.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I have a 02 Saab 9-3 w/ the 2.0. I started the car the other day and got out closing the door and let it run for about 5 mins. When I got back to the door and opened it the car shut off. Then all the car would do is turn over acting like there was no spark. I'm lost on this one...
  6. '02 9-3 inexplicable front end noise

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A couple of weeks ago I replaced the lower control arms, rotated/ balanced the tires, had an alignment done and set off for a 400 mile trip. About 100 miles in I beginning hearing a sound similar to a loose or severely out of balance tire. I pull over, remove the front tires and inspect...
  7. What to beware of in 2002 9-3 Convertible

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey Gang. I had a 2001 9-5 that was recently totaled at 186,500 miles (may she rest in peace). I'm shopping around for a replacement and I ran across a 2002 9-3 2.0 Convertible with 50K miles and a clean carfax (no wrecks, original paint), 4 new tires etc. that I can get for cheap. I know...
  8. (wi) 2002 9-3 se

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Gray, 2002 Saab 9-3 SE, 130,000 miles, 17" 'upgraded' rims, good tires, replaced shocks not long ago. Nothing leaks, air conditioning works, and the engine runs smooth. There is a vibration at highways speeds and the head gasket is going to need to be replaced at some point. There are no...
  9. My First Saab

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I recently (about 2 months ago) purchased a 2002 Saab 9-3 Se :D. It has 131,000 miles on it and is an automatic. It drives like its brand new and i am suprised :o how well kept it is. It already geats great gas milage, about 28 on the highway. I wanted to know if there are any things i can do...
  10. Please Help with my new(used) 9-3.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi there, New Saab owner here, just bought a 2002 9-3 SE Hatchback a few days ago from the dealership(I know, What the hell!?) Anyways, Just driving home tonight, and was coming to a stop light. When my engine shut off. Got to a curb, and started the car, then the car would rev up a little...
  11. Battery replacement for 2002 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Greetings all - Just over three years ago, I got a Diehard Group 47 battery put in my 2002 9-3 and, three months after the full 36-month warranty expired, it appears to be going kaput. Although it's not free, I am covered by the 'prorated' 100-month warranty, so I'd only have to pay a fraction...
  12. Front Wing

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2002 9-3 SE. Recently the drivers front wing was damaged (by my dad reversing into me) and I need a new one. I have found one on line (same colour) but it is from 2001 plate 2.0 Turbo. As far as I can tell it is the same one......can anyone confirm if this would be OK? Thanks
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