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Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 11:42:20 -0500
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Difference in ARC and AERO

eaglewing wrote: > Hello SAAB group. First time poster here. Hope you don't mind a few > questions. > My daughter likes the looks of the 9.3 convertible and wants me get her one > for her 16th birthday. I told her I would ask around about them. I'm > thinking of maybe the '03 to '05 models with low miles. > > 1. Is this is a mechanically stable car for a young girl to have or is > there is history of problems with this model? > 2. What is the difference between the ARC and the AERO model? > > Thanks for your help. > > eaglewing > > Eagle, The 9-3 received a major update in 2003 in the form of the 9-3 Sport Sedan. The convertibles did not change to the newer platform until a years later (MY2004). The current incarnation is leaps and bounds better in all regards than the prior version 9-3 and (same body) "New Generation" 900s. 1> Yes, it is a mechanically stable car. It is also very highly rated from a safety standpoint, though the sedan certainly more so than the convertible. 2> You can read up on the 2004 9-3's here: Bonus answer> Are you 100% certain that you want to hand over a ~$25k car to a 16 year old? I certainly would not. Or is this really just a troll? -- -Fred W

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