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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:54 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vector Convertible
Good day to everyone.

Just wanted to say hello as I've just become the owner of a 2005 9-3 Convertible. I guess it was only a matter of time before the mid life crisis kicked in and I got my first convertible.
Picked the car up on Christmas eve as it was a very good price. I knew there would be a few issues to iron out after a test drive but I like a challenge!

Haven't had chance to get the car on a ramp over Christmas but so far it needs...

CV Gaiter split
N/S Rear Radius arm (massive play)
Anti roll bar bushes (every bump sounds like I'm strangling a small animal)
Steering you/J (done today)
Heater blower fan (Done yesterday)
Rear O/S wheel slightly buckled
Vibration at 50mph (From what I've read this could be a troublesome issue)

Apart from those bits as far as I can see the rest of the jobs I'd like to so are purely cosmetic mainly. Gear lever gaiter perished, tow trim missing etc etc. Would also like to sort a better sound system out but that will have to wait as I need to get around the fibre optics in the system.

Overall for what I have paid the car looks ok, the hood is in good nick, and I absolutely love it! Once the issues are sorted I think I'm going to really enjoy my mid life crisis.

Now, where can I find a girl that's far too young for me...........................

WW


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:02 am 
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Welcome! :)

Just wait for your second childhood to arrive!! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:21 pm 
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Car Model: NG 9-5 Aero TTid 2011
Welcome to UK Saabs enjoy your midlife crisis and forget the much younger girl bit as she will cost you much more than the Vert.

Bob


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 Vector Convertible
Thanks for the welcome guys, and a happy new year to you all. Well, heavy rain here today and no leaks in the roof, so that's a good start!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:29 am 
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Welcome to UKS :-)

And what a good choice to leap into your mid life crisis with a Saab 'vert. She's your younger girl... enjoy her!

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