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We have a 06 Saab 9-3 2.0T.

Great handling fun car. We are not fanatics. But we have been very pleased with it. I would love to strip it down, get a computer upgrade, apply some hoosiers, and see what it would do. But alas, its the wife's for now.

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i owned two 900S models. those were so classic. pretty damned dependable as well. but sweet-jesus were they expensive to repair. i especially loved the smart usability innovations that the car had. very Citroen.
 

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My wife has a classic shape 900 Turbo, looks great in black with the aero body package. She loves it and having a hatchback makes it very handy for lugging stuff around. But it's crazy to put so much power through the front wheels.
 

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I've owned several SAAB's. My all time favoriate was my '66 Monte Carlo. 850cc, 3 cyl, 3 carb, 2 cycle engine. That thing was a blast. My V-4 96 and my 99's (Triumph engine) were too mundane.
 

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I've got a retired 900S Saab-story in my yard with 360k miles. Anyone want it?? I bought my girl several Saabs over the years for daily driver-commutor cars, she loved them. Good in the snow, comfortable. I finally had to get her a Jeep though, we live on a mountain!!
 

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I have a 2004 9-5 Arc. Love it, but wish I had gotten one with a manual transmission and ventilated seats. As soon as a nice one with those options comes up for sale near me, I'll probably buy it. :)

Absolutely love the 9-5... bought mine as a Certified Pre-Owned from a Saab dealer for the huge warranty. It's the ultimate road trip car.
 

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I have 95 164, 91 Alfa Spider, and an 81 Fiat Spider, but I have a 2002 saab 9-5 as my daily driver. I put almost a 100 miles per day on it. Nice ride. I'd like to trade up to an aero. These depreciate like crazy, so I'd never buy a new one.
 

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any spider owners saab fanatics as well

just wondering.

i also own a 9-3 couple.
ABSOLUTLY- I had a '99EMS' (silver) and a standard '99' (pumpkin orange)
back in the 70's-switched to Volvos in 80's-switched to VW Jettas in 90's
Then to Buicks in the 00's [ all daily drivers ] PLEASE don't underestimate
the 'value' of a Buick as a 'daily driver/business' car @ 25K miles a year.
NOW looking at a Saab 9-3 for my wife ! Does this mean I've gone
full-circle?...Ed K.:)
 

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i owned two 900S models. those were so classic. pretty damned dependable as well. but sweet-jesus were they expensive to repair. i especially loved the smart usability innovations that the car had. very Citroen.
No kidding!:mad: We have a 2003 9-5 Arc Wagon... brake rotors over $400; It's going in to the shop to have the leaking brake booster replaced... $900+ :eek: Friggin' new fangled modern electronic cars.:rolleyes:

I agree on the depreciation. Retail new in 2003 it was $44k, we bought it used 18 months later for $22k.
 

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Just out of the AF in 1972 I worked on Saabs. Loved the Sonnett as well as the 96's and 99's. Always wanted a 99 Wagon, but dang the prices of those are out of my reach. Parts for the tranny's are made of unobtanium from what I hear.
 

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You guys should try the new 9-3 XWD. It's so good even I want one (and I ususally would never even consider a Saab to be a "good handler").
 
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