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  1. 2008 Saab Turbo X Sedan

    2008 Saab Turbo X Sedan

    I got into Saabs when I was looking for my first car around 2 years ago. Something about the uniqueness, the character, and the history of the brand captivated me. I ended up settling on a 2.0T NG93, with a 6 speed manual (of course), and drove it for about a year, putting around 12k miles on...
  2. Coolant madness

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently I took my 9-3 TurboX to the shop to do the airbag recall and have them look for my coolant leak. It's gotten to the point where I need to top off my coolant about once a week. The lines coming from the expansion tank are dry and whilst there was a small leak coming from the water pump...
  3. 2008+ 9-3 SC LEDs

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Has anyone successfully upgraded any/all of their exterior lights to LEDs? I'm trying to figure out what the best way to do it is, but the tail lights are all reverse polarity and it's going to be annoying as hell to do resistors everywhere unless I can find a way into the DICE programming.
  4. 2008 Saab Turbo X Battery Problem?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, new user as I just bought a 08 Saab turbo X a few weeks back. Love the car and drives like a dream, however, this morning the car wouldn't start, had some sort of clicking noise. There was power to the radio, and navi. Worked fine after a boost. When I turned it on again after a 5...
  5. Huge suspension mess. Need recommendations and ideas.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello friends. Last night, my car decided to break down on me (2008 Turbo X). Nothing electrical this time, straight up front axle snapped due to something loose in the suspension components, probably the strut. It all started a few months ago with this...
  6. 2008 Turbo X 133,000 kms. $13,000 Alberta Canada

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Turbo X sedan is up for sale. Asking $13,000 CAD firm. 6 speed manual with navigation. No accidents. Rear suspension replaced with Maptune coilovers. Have front Maptune suspension new in box. Also comes with rear brake pads and rotors. Rear diff fluid and filter replaced less than 5,000 kms ago...
  7. Intermittent Engine Shaking-Turbo X

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I recently purchased a 6 Speed Manual Turbo X with 90K on it in amazing condition! I am noticing a slight shake that occurs every 30 seconds (lasts about 2-3 seconds then goes away and comes back 30 seconds later) when driving on the highway >50 mph. It is very strange. It isn't a very rough...
  8. Wanted: 18" SAAB WHEEL SET or NICE Aftermarket Options

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    WANTED: 18" Factory Saab wheel set - 4 - in good condition and round. Will consider nice aftermarket options as well. I.e. BBS Must be 5x110 and 7.5" - 8.5" wide Please have pictures location and asking price with what you have. Nothing chrome please. Ideally looking for a set of TurboX...
  9. TX rear diff fluid change with all gm products

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So last week my tx started rumbling when under torque/ turning at slow speeds. Also experienced some frightening diff slippage in 2nd when around 3-4000 rpm. Luckily i was able to find elroys dyi fluid change. Went to a gm dealer earlier this afternoon and was fortunate enough for them to have a...
  10. Maptun rear shock locking ring breaking loose

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, has anyone had any issues with the maptun coilivers in regards to the rear shock absorbers coming loose? Turbo x started clunking the other day and when i pulled off the rear wheels and inspected i noticed the driver side shock had loosened off. When i say loosened off i mean the gold...
  11. Is the TurboX a potential "Modern Collectible" ???

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, In a recent thread I asked if someone near Boulder, Colorado could let the TFLcar crew drive their TX car for a segment on "Modern Collectibles". http://www.tflcar.com/category/modern-collectibles/ Tunnan argued he did not see the TurboX earning that title at all, however, with only...
  12. TurboX in Boulder, Colorado USA ???

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Guys, One of my favorite online TV shows is this one: http://www.tflcar.com/ Roman and the crew are a nice guys and I have suggested that they do something on the TurboX for their segment called "Modern Collectibles". If a TurboX is not a modern collectible, I don't know what is...
  13. Should I convince myself that the Hirsch Leather Dash is worth $750?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all- a friend of mine in Europe told me that he found a Hirsch Carbon Leather Instrument Panel part number: F814001200. Now the total cost for this to be shipped to me would be ~$750. Although the freaking thing is beautiful, and it would help with all the rattles in my 2008 TurboX, I...
  14. 2008 9-3 Turbo X misfires even after ignition coil replacement

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok, I know that coils were discussed in hundreds of threads here. Each one of you knows the problem pretty well, but let me explain what is going on with me. I spent tens of hours on saabcentral looking for an answer but you know what, my Turbo X begs to differ. This thread is a combination of...
  15. TurboX Combi Auto 60k miles in NC for 15k

    Cars for Sale - North America
    It's not my car or posting, but this showed up in my ebay crawl. I already have a TurboX and if this one does not have any rear diff problems it is a deal at near 3k under KBB. I'd hate to see a car like this go to waste with some Duke fan's child...
  16. Turbo X and XWD drive train

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Question for everyone out there with XWD: While accelerating normally in first is your take off sort of jerky? Maybe a few subtle nudges like you can feel the rear diff receiving the torque? Additionally, if you accelerate from first with the wheels turned a 30 degrees or more do you ever get...
  17. aluminum engine oxidation prevention

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I bought a TurboX less than a year ago out of Syracuse NY and imported down here to NC. It is the first car I have owned with a aluminum engine block. I am not wild about the oxidation that is going on, it seems excessive. Are any of you seeing similar behavior? Does anyone on here...
  18. Substitute to the TurboX exhaust??

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, everyone! I'm the new member just joined the forum. I met a car accident last month, the rear bumper and the exhaust were crashed. I talked to the body shop my car was limited edition and they should order the special made muffler for my car. They promised they would and I reminded them...
  19. Wanted: Turbo x wheel

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Recently lent my car to my younger brother who slid into a curb and cracked one of the rims on my turbo x. looking for one to replace the one that comes standard with the car.
  20. Turbo X Reliability

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Someone is selling their 2008 TurboX by me and asking price is $19,000. It has 32k on it and roof rack. Seems to me the price is high, but I'd like to get opinions on what others think is a fair price. Also, was reading a very scary thread about differential leaks and seeing a number of people...
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