Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 10:49:11 -0700
From: John Yuen <>
Subject: Re: 2002 9-3 Convertible Comments

A bit strange on the tires, my SP2000 lasted over 30,000 miles. Regards John Yuen Paul wrote: > Hi, > > I own a 2002 9-3 SE LPT Convertible, have put 8,000 miles on it. > Overall I do like the car a lot but have the following comments. > > 1.) Convertible headlining has come down at back and supporting bar > needs to be replaced, not very impressive. > > 2.) Plastic trim at front between drivers & passenger seats (and on > glove box door etc.) has got all scratched and looks nasty, I looked > round 'nearly new' 9-3's at dealer and notice same on other cars, > older ones look a mess! is there anything that can be done to protect > it? > > 3.) Steering wheel can only be adjusted for reach not height. Manual > clearly says that adjustment for height and reach is possible?!?!? > Maybe I am doing somethng wrong?!?!? > > 4.) Have already had to swap the Dunlop SP 2000's from front to back > as they are nearly approaching wear indicators !!! I don't drive so > fast & hard so am wondering if these are bad tyres, with the alloys > being (factory fitted) Aero alloys these tyres do not come cheap > (~150 each), have other people had problems with these tyres?? > > 5.) When taking wheels from front to back I struggled to remove as > there was no grease on 'bit' that wheel slides into and it had rusted > up - should this lubrication have been done at the factory?

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