Saab 9-3 2.8L XWD 6MT: Good car, or not worth the money? - Saab 9-3SS Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
NG900 & OG93 |
Vintage Models |
Clubs & SOC |
Other Cars |
Member Photo Galleries |
Member Directory |
*Buddy Registry |
*Mileage Registry |
What's New |
Photo of the Month |
[Main 93 Bulletin Board | Post Followup | BBFAQ ]
[ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
Saab 9-3 2.8L XWD 6MT: Good car, or not worth the money?
Posted by Zackery Peek [Email] (more from Zackery Peek) on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:35:20
Hello, my name is Zack, and for the last couple of months I've been daily driving an 06 Saab 9-3 2.0T. I've fallen in love with the car, but I've been wanting something with more power, along with a manual transmission. I was looking around, and found an 08 9-3 Aero with the 2.8L V6, and it has the XWD system, along with it being a 6MT. I've heard from people that the 2.8L engines can be quite problematic, and that the XWD systems are prone to failure. So my question is is the 2.8L engine reliable enough worth spending money on, along with having XWD? Or should I just find a 2.0L with a 6MT and tune it? Any info helps, thank you!
posted by 72.105.135...
Posts in this Thread:
Post a Followup
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP -
Your address is: 220.127.116.11 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!