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Re: Life expectancy of well taken care of '06 9-3 2.0 auto?

Posted by Thor Carlson [Email] (#1846) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Thor Carlson) on Fri, 9 Aug 2019 04:50:16 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Life expectancy of well taken care of '06 9-3 2.0 auto?, Bobwithasaab, Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:45:30
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In the family:
2006 9-3 CV Auto 2.0 - 150k miles. top was replaced a couple of years ago, drippy rear main seal, slight loss of coolant, not sure from where yet.

2006 9-3 SS stick 2.0 - 120k miles. Solid overall, remains the best handling car I've ever driven.

2008 9-3 SC stick 2.0 - 110k miles. Pretty good, I'm told I'll be needing the dreaded head rebuild common on some '08s.

2010 9-3 SS stick 2.0 - 100k miles. Good so far.

I've been through a boatload of C900s, still have my '90 SPG. The new gen 9-3s have been far less needy than the C900s, in my experience, however none of them has yet reached the stratospheric mileage experienced with the older cars. YMMV.

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