Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 09:47:24 -0500
From: "The Malt Hound" <> wrote in message
>I have a 2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L with 62k miles on it (4dr hatch). I 
> it used from a dealership at 56k miles, and basically have no idea 
> what
> has or has not been done to this car. The Carfax report showed 
> regular
> servicing, so I'm assuming it was well taken care of. I absolutely 
> love
> the car and have had no problems with it at all. That being said, is
> there anything I need to be on the lookout for with this particular
> model? I was just reading a post that mentioned the timing belt in 
> the
> GM V6 needing to be replaced at 60k... anything along those lines?

As others have already mentioned, you don't have a timing belt (chain 
= good).

At 60k miles the car was due for one of the major maintenances that 
occur every 30k miles.  You can get them all done at the same time for 
a package price and get quotes for the package in advance from various 
dealers and independant mechanics.  Alternatively you can do most all 
of these maintanence item yourself if you are so inclined.  Consult 
the maintenance section of the owners manuals for what-all has to be 
done.  There are also many web sites that show the schedule in various 
formats if you search around a bit.

-Fred W 

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