Date: 3 Sep 2002 05:47:21 -0700 From: johnathan_doenopsamoot.com (Paul) Subject: 2002 9-3 Convertible Comments
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?