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 Post subject: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:40 pm 
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Car Models: Celica, Mazda3
Hi guys, long time admirer of Saab’s m, hoping to buy one as my next daily driver so registered here to learn more and look at the classifieds.

Interested in a 9-3 Sportwagon mainly, V6 if I can!

Previously owned Mazdas and Toyotas but always loved Saab’s since my neighbour owned multiple 900Ts growing up.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:23 pm 
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Car Models: 9-3 1.9Tid Vector Sport An.
Welcome, where on Yorkshire? There's a couple of good Saab garages if you need future help. Smith's in Sheffield and aeromotive in batley


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:50 pm 
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Great username by the way, TV Offal :lol:

Welcome to the Forum


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:15 pm 
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Car Models: 2006 9-3 Aero V6 Sportwagon
Welcome.

I can recommend a v6 wagon, I'm enjoying mine despite a lot of it being broken!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:53 am 
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Dirtyleeds wrote:
Welcome, where on Yorkshire? There's a couple of good Saab garages if you need future help. Smith's in Sheffield and aeromotive in batley


I’m in Leeds funnily enough! That’s definitely good to know and one of the questions I was going to ask, thanks mate.

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Great username by the way, TV Offal :lol:

Love a bit of Brass Eye! :cen: & BOMBD doesn’t have the same ring :lol:.

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Welcome.

I can recommend a v6 wagon, I'm enjoying mine despite a lot of it being broken!

That’s oddly encouraging! Anything I should be looking out for?


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:06 am 
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Hello and welcome :D

Always glad to have new people coming along - you will find plenty of helpful and friendly people here.
A gentle reminder (and yes I do get the reference :lol:) we have a swear filter on this site, please don't bypass it with creative spellings, even if they are a direct quote.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:22 am 
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GEFAFWISP wrote:
Dirtyleeds wrote:
Welcome, where on Yorkshire? There's a couple of good Saab garages if you need future help. Smith's in Sheffield and aeromotive in batley


I’m in Leeds funnily enough! That’s definitely good to know and one of the questions I was going to ask, thanks mate.

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Great username by the way, TV Offal :lol:

Love a bit of Brass Eye! :cen: & BOMBD doesn’t have the same ring :lol:.

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Welcome.

I can recommend a v6 wagon, I'm enjoying mine despite a lot of it being broken!

That’s oddly encouraging! Anything I should be looking out for?


To be honest, not really. All the stuff that hasn't worked has been easily and reasonably cheaply fixed...so far...

Coil packs are expensive, so watch out for that, and if you get the one with the stereo without the screen it's not easily upgraded. I've found that most of the other things that don't work have been fixed by replacing valves and sensors.

Other than that the engines are fab and easily upgraded to big BHP if you are after that. My only complaint is for a V6 it sounds a bit sensible, but there are options to fix that :D

I'm also surprisingly pleased by the way mine handles, I remember my parents being a bit underwhelmed by their 2005 1.9 TiD vector sports handling after the 320i that it replaced, but I've been the other way. Mine replaced a 2014 BMW 330D and I actually enjoy driving the Saab more, the BMW was fast but no fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:11 pm 
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Jamez wrote:
To be honest, not really. All the stuff that hasn't worked has been easily and reasonably cheaply fixed...so far...

Coil packs are expensive, so watch out for that, and if you get the one with the stereo without the screen it's not easily upgraded. I've found that most of the other things that don't work have been fixed by replacing valves and sensors.

Other than that the engines are fab and easily upgraded to big BHP if you are after that. My only complaint is for a V6 it sounds a bit sensible, but there are options to fix that :D

I'm also surprisingly pleased by the way mine handles, I remember my parents being a bit underwhelmed by their 2005 1.9 TiD vector sports handling after the 320i that it replaced, but I've been the other way. Mine replaced a 2014 BMW 330D and I actually enjoy driving the Saab more, the BMW was fast but no fun.


That’s not so bad then, it’s going to be a daily but I don’t mind spending a bit to keep it in fine fettle. Big BHP is something that’s drawn me to Saab’s for a long time - that in gear acceleration looks addictive! Mine will definitely be getting some kind of exhaust loudening as well :D.

Also apologies McVities, won’t happen again :bag:


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm 
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More power and noise on a v6 is definitely a good thing :twisted:

No worries - no harm, no foul.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:53 pm 
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Car Models: 9-3 1.9Tid Vector Sport An.
There's s 9-3 breaker in Leeds, along the kirkstall road. He's also got tech2 but is newish to saabs. The FB groups are plentiful and you might get parts from there too.


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