Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 00:13:31 -0500
From: Mark Meytin <>
Subject: Re: a couple of 2003 9-3 questions

tom wrote: > I'm probably going to order a new 9-3 Linear in the next couple of days, > and > I have a few questions? > > Has anyone has problems with this new model 9-3? It seems to be very > heavy on high tech (electronic key, bluetooth, etc.), and I'm a little > concerned about this and the dealers ability to deal with it. I've had the car for about three months now. Linear (US Spec) with automatic. No problems whatsoever, aside from the outside mirror switch not working at the delivery time - replaced by the dealer during the 30 day inspection. Oh yeah, I did need to "reboot" the internal computer once when it started calculating MPG values completely wrong all of a sudden. Worked fine after reset. BTW, there's no Bluetooth in the car yet, neither in US, nor (AFAIK) in other parts of the world. I'd love to have it, but alas... Supposedly it is coming in 2004 MY. > Also, why is it so hard to find one with a manual transmission? It > seems to me this car is prime for a 5 speed. Am I missing something here? > Manuals seem to be widely avaialble here - US East Coast. Can't imagine why would they not be. On the other hand, US Arc's and Vector's do come with all new 6-speed manual transmission. I'm not a manual driver - but isn't it supposed to be somewhat better than Linear's 5-speed transmission? Hope you enjoy your new car! Regards, -M- > thanks, > > tom

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