Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 01:42:36 GMT
From: still me <>
Subject: Re: 2003 9-3 with 78,000kms - am i making a mistake?

On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 06:06:16 -0700, 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. :) It is nice to have a Saab mechanic around to avoid dealer labor rates. But, there's not a big difference. >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? Absolutely not. It's just broken in. Saabs typically go 200-300K on the motor without major engine work. There are a few things that wear out at 50K but they don't cost much, a few more at 70, but they are not too bad either. >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 :) Saabs are nice cars to drive. There's a big difference between Euro cars and Japanese cars.

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