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http://www.saabnet.ru/vin.html I just went to this site and found out the info on the car I'm looking to buy

Here's the info:

Manufacturer: Saab Automobile AB
Product line: SAAB 9-3 Sport Sedan
Body type: 4-door Sedan
Gear box: 6-Speed Manual
Engine type: B234E - 2.3L turbo LPT, 170 hp *****
Model year: 2006
Assembly plant: Trollhattan, Sweden, line A or B
Serial number: 017648
Control symbol: Passed
SRS: 9-3 Aero

***** I thought the 2006 Aero came with a 2.8L V6.

WTF???
 

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Post the last 8 of the vin and I'll tell you exactly what it is or what engine it has. And yes, you're right, an Aero will only have a 2.8T for 2006.



o6_9-3_aero_spdstr said:
http://www.saabnet.ru/vin.html I just went to this site and found out the info on the car I'm looking to buy

Here's the info:

Manufacturer: Saab Automobile AB
Product line: SAAB 9-3 Sport Sedan
Body type: 4-door Sedan
Gear box: 6-Speed Manual
Engine type: B234E - 2.3L turbo LPT, 170 hp *****
Model year: 2006
Assembly plant: Trollhattan, Sweden, line A or B
Serial number: 017648
Control symbol: Passed
SRS: 9-3 Aero

***** I thought the 2006 Aero came with a 2.8L V6.

WTF???
 

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saabexprt said:
Post the last 8 of the vin and I'll tell you exactly what it is or what engine it has. And yes, you're right, an Aero will only have a 2.8T for 2006.
Here's the last 8: 61017648

3 "can" look like 8 to a dislyxate (ahhh spelling?) person, but it is also a Russian site so it could be wrong.
 

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Post the last 8 of the vin and I'll tell you exactly what it is or what engine it has. And yes, you're right, an Aero will only have a 2.8T for 2006.
I think you meant the first 8??

Here's the VIN Table for the MY06's:

 

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VectorDan said:
I think you meant the first 8??

Here's the VIN Table for the MY06's:

By what your table is showing, I will get the 2.8T V6. Good.
 

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o6_9-3_aero_spdstr said:
By what your table is showing, I will get the 2.8T V6. Good.
Yeah, there must be an error in that decoder. No 9-3SS variant has ever had the 2.3L engine.
 

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Yep, there are "slight" errors in the decoder. My 9-3 Combi was said to be 9-5 and manufactured in Finland (no 9-5s made in Finland to my knowledge).
 

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Damn Soviets!!! hahahaha.
 

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saabexprt said:
Laser Red Aero with Parchment interior
6 speed manual transmission
It's an Aero for sure...2.8T V6
It's good to know we have quite a few people that work at dealerships here.
 

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My parents went and test drove the car I'm buying (car's in IL, I'm in GA) and now they are test driving (for a week) a 2006 9-7. Damn copy-cats, haha.
 
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