Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 20:49:30 +0100
From: "hamish aggis" <ecossenopsamo.net>
Subject: Re: Saab 9/3 2.2 Diesel


i've got a 2001 9-3 2.2 (sept on lease) 45000km definitely not the most refined diesel and mine has consistently used 1litre of oil per 1400 miles but as long as you remember to carry a 4L can with you there isnt a problem!! average consumption 38.5mpg; 42 on long motorway drives runs fine. much more comfortable than the mercs/bmw/audis that my colleagues have. climate control isnt very sophisticated and needs lots of fiddling carrying capacity is outstanding Ray "Johan Beikes" <j.beikesnopsamdoo.nl> wrote in message news:3d863572$0$87556$8fcfb86bnopsam.wanadoo.nl... > hi Dave, > > I drive a company (lease) car, jan 2001 9/3 diesel. Apart from a little > excessive engine oil consumption during breaking-in (1 liter in 5000 km is a > bit much), i had no problem whatsoever. Car is now at about 56k km and still > running very smooth. There seem to be some folk out there who complain about > excessive engine oil consuption. If you search by a few keywords in this > group, you will probably find some postings. > However, mine runs great and is very responsive. Diesels of about two years > old will have the 115 bhp engine. As of sept 2000 (MY 2001) they started to > sell the 125 bhp diesels. I would go for that one, if i were you. > > hope this helps! > > "dave gore 2002" <dave.gore2002nopsamin.net> wrote in message > news:Ihph9.3302$V43.134754nopsamfep1-win.server.ntli.net... > > hey > > > > I know this is more UK related but we have decided to get ourselves a 9/3 > > diesel, probably a year or two old, we have had a test drive and compared > to > > our 1995 rover diesel it is a much sweeter and smoother drive, but I would > > like to know is whether anyone in the group owns one of these and have > they > > experienced any problems, not just with the diesel but with the 9/3's in > > general > > > > thanks for any help offered > > > > Dave > > > > > >

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