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Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2007 21:05:16 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: 2003 9-3 with 78,000kms - am i making a mistake?

johannes wrote: > > wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I'm contemplating buying a used 2003 9-3 with about 78,000kms >> (48,700miles). Saab isn't a very common name in my city and my >> mechanic has admitted that he hasn't worked on too many and thus >> doesn't know how well they hold up. The Saab dealer of course has >> nothing but glowing remarks to say about it. :) >> >> I understand that any repairs that will need to be made will naturally >> cost more than a domestic or more common import, however i'm wondering >> what should i be expecting? is this milage a lot for this car? >> >> when i started looking for a new vehicle i started looking at lesser >> cars with a lot lower milage (civic, corolla, etc) but then found this >> 9-3 which was in my price range and have fallen in love :) > > Don't worry about mileage. Bought my 9000 ten years ago at 48k miles. But, don't forget that there is a difference in quality between the two models. The 9000 had for instance the B202/B234 engine, which is one of the best engines ever made. The quality and reliability of the newer Saab engines doesn't seem to be at all in the same class. -- th

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