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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A sharpie Silver paint marker worked wonders on my faded hatch logos. After the silver paint marker dried, I used a black sharpie to clean up the messy edges. I could have done it on the car after trying it on my workbench. Afterward I did the 2.3 logo while it was still on the car...
  2. Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    Hey! So I was in an accident last December and am just now getting to the point where I can fix my beautiful beast. I used the insurance money to pay off the remaining money on my car and bought a new trunk lid. So my questions: Can anyone direct me to guides or videos on how to remove and...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey! My name is Sarah and I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero manual. I adore this car so much. Unfortunately, I signed up for this site so I could get tips on fixing her up (had an accident back in 2014 that just messed up my back end). So you'll be finding me in the repairs topics a lot!!!
  4. 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...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First of all, bear with my English, as I am not a native speaker. My newly got 08 93 sc 2.0t, just as many others, suffers from the intake valve issue. Sadly it is time for me to decide whether to keep this car or not. To fix the issue, one local independent mechanic quotes me $2900. Another...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey there everyone im having issues with my 2000 9-3. Whenever I hit a bump or even just turn hard or hit the gas I can hear big nocks coming from the left and right ide of the engine bay and from the research ive done it sounds like a mount issue. ive looked on some forums but cant seem to find...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I am in the process of buying my first car. I came across a 2004 SAAB linear 4d(97,000miles) and a 2003 SAAB linear 4d(114,000), both priced within my budget. My question is, what kind of service records (besides the usual oil change, brakes) and repairs/tune ups should I be looking for in...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I have a saab that has been a bit of a wallet hog. Last week I did the first repair on the engine, all it was, was a vacuum valve repair. I had it fixed then drove the 1100 miles back home. This morning I got in the car and turned it on and noticed a clunking sound, so I checked the oil and...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm lookin for a good saab shop near Silver Spring, MD. Recently, I think my exhaust started leaking on my 02 viggen so i need to get that fixed, and eventually i wanna start tuning my car. Was wondering if anyone knows any good shops that work on a lot of saabs or mechanics that specialize on...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My driver side door (03 9-3) won't respond to my key fob or the door's lock controller. It doesn't make the same sound as the others doors do when you manually lock and unlock the car. Because of the safety mechanize I cannot lock the driver door. So currently the door stays unlocked and the...
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