You can check the VIN to figure out if it's really an SE. Someone could have installed SE emblems but it seems unlikely. I don't know if they had an SE coupe where you are but If the VIN starts with YS3DF, it's an SE. The base is YS3DD. You didn't post the year and that's important as well as country (maybe... if someone here knows something about your market).
Saab played a lot of games with options over the years so exactly what you'll find in an SE is never definitive up front. The possible options would include leather and heated seats, Automatic Climate Control, stereo amp/speaker upgrade, light body kit, spoiler, sport steering wheel, 16" wheels, and maybe some stuff I'm forgetting. Also, there may be engine differences in your market: The 8th character of the VIN identifies what motor/HP you have. If it's really a 2000+ SE, you should have the HOT motor, but check the VIN.
Yes it's pretty confusing, it's a 1998 ys3df it's a Swedish sold car in Sweden, also states SE on my registration document too. Not sure if it has automatic climate control, maybe it does I just use the on off button. It's 155bhp 2l Turbo, IF I'm correct then it's the smallest of the turbo engines, very different to my 1999 2.3T 9-5 but surprisingly just as fast despite being nearly 50bhp down, all down to the lightness and rigidity of the body. It's on 16" alloy's, so I have the uprated sports suspension? Unfortunately no leather seats, but that's also a good thing in Sweden when it's-30°c leather is awful to sit on when it's that cold.
I notice yours doesn't have a sunroof either. I'm almost positive every car that came to the States that was a 9-3, whether it was a 1999 with the B204 or the 2000-2002 with the B205 all had the retractable sunroof.
There were 3 (three) cars brought to the United States in 1999 as the 9-3 coupe with the SE trim. All were automatic. 2 Scarabe Green and 1 Silver. All coupes arrived with the B204L. eSaabparts US Production Numbers
I just picked up the car I've been searching for, for several years. 1999 9-3 3 Door Coupe. 5 manual with black leather interior. 1 of 18 in Cirrus White.
Hi I have a 2001 93 low pressure turbo and I’ve noticed blue smoke on start up - it only has 80,000 miles and a full service history. The smoke literally blows out on start up and is gone immediately but wondered if this was the beginning of a turbo failure ? Thanks in advance
Well, I was going to sell the 9 3 and go with a Honda, but I am not lol. We put the new clutch in but I am still concerned about the wetness near the front driver side corner although the compression was terrific last time I checked. I have also noticed that when my DICs go that they develop a...
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Does anyone have relevant section of WIS they can send me or point me too, I cannot find anything...
So new clutch is in. Initially it wouldn't shift with car on and would move when strting with clutch in. I bled it again and let it sit first for 2 days and gravity beedopped it off and let it gravity beed 4more days. Started it up and it would shift when turned and car would not move when...
Found a 2002 Saab 9-3 SE Hatchback for $900. Owner says randomly the RPMs go up and it’ll also die randomly after startup. I haven’t owned a Saab before but just wanted to ask around and see if something like that is a good deal and if anyone has an idea as to what causes that problem.