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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!
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