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Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 19:36 Quote
sosburn wrote:
NorCalNomad wrote:
sosburn wrote:
5 hours?!?! Bro i live within 3 hours to northstar and I've literally never been

pshhh the last time that was actually a 3 hr drive (anytime other than middle of the night) was when pokemon card were still the hotness.

Haha its 3 hrs from davis

The two lanes in Davis is a huge reason it takes so long now. It is a pox upon 80. Really Mad

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 20:38 Quote
So maiden? Plus it’s cheaper

Edit: kinda scratched up and it’s a local pickup

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 21:17 Quote
dhmtbr777 wrote:
3 hours is about the limit ill drive to bike. highland and killington are about that

Gonna start driving for nearly five and half hours for an enduro race... Also, the nearest bikepark is like more than 3hrs of driving.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 22:39 Quote
ratcat wrote:
Looking at an aero coupe specifically. Just absolutely love the style of it, it’s got the really nice Viggen bumpers too And Hirsch wheels. Just looks the bomb. Was just wondering how reliable they are overall, any big rust issues like Nissan has from the same era? I know the 2.0T engines are bullet proof tuneable monsters.
Do it Wink
Wouldn't touch a diesel (and my friendy local Saab specialist told me the same thing) as it's not Saab's engine - can't remember who they borrowed it from, but it's quite common to see EGR and swirl valve issues with them so only buy if you enjoy having to get home in limp mode lol

But the petrols go for ever if you maintain them, and parts availability still seems to be fine, hasn't been expensive to service. I tested a few that were well north of 100k and all still smooth and pulling well. Don't think I've ever seen a rusty one either?
Only potential negative of the 2.0T engine is road tax so check what it is for the age you're looking at. £540 a year stings a bit!

Edit: you'll probably make some of the road tax back in insurance savings, as not viewed as a boy racer car. Went from a 100bhp Seat to a 210bhp Saab and my premium fell nearly 50% lol

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 1:39 Quote
sosburn wrote:
StUone7 wrote:
jespinal wrote:
thanks man I know I will but the stress is getting there

Go fund me? Funding money for a thesis would be a rather compelling bid.

very true
I dont like asking for money

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 2:32 Quote
OneBanana wrote:
ratcat wrote:
Looking at an aero coupe specifically. Just absolutely love the style of it, it’s got the really nice Viggen bumpers too And Hirsch wheels. Just looks the bomb. Was just wondering how reliable they are overall, any big rust issues like Nissan has from the same era? I know the 2.0T engines are bullet proof tuneable monsters.
Do it Wink
Wouldn't touch a diesel (and my friendy local Saab specialist told me the same thing) as it's not Saab's engine - can't remember who they borrowed it from, but it's quite common to see EGR and swirl valve issues with them so only buy if you enjoy having to get home in limp mode lol

But the petrols go for ever if you maintain them, and parts availability still seems to be fine, hasn't been expensive to service. I tested a few that were well north of 100k and all still smooth and pulling well. Don't think I've ever seen a rusty one either?
Only potential negative of the 2.0T engine is road tax so check what it is for the age you're looking at. £540 a year stings a bit!

Edit: you'll probably make some of the road tax back in insurance savings, as not viewed as a boy racer car. Went from a 100bhp Seat to a 210bhp Saab and my premium fell nearly 50% lol

It's alfa/fiat/vm motori engine which is really durable in 8v version and super tuneable. A million kilometres is not uncommon for those engines.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 2:51 Quote
jespinal wrote:
sosburn wrote:
StUone7 wrote:


Go fund me? Funding money for a thesis would be a rather compelling bid.

very true
I dont like asking for money

Well you could offer rewards.

Onlyfans exists. Just saying...

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 2:57 Quote
Heat management is the issue with how Saab used it - build up of particulates causes it problems, and doesn't readily generate enough heat in the relevant areas due to the layout they used, so can struggle to burn it off and clear itself.
Engine itself is probably fine, but don't get it in a Saab unless you like limp mode Wink
Family have had multiple 99s, 900s, 9000s, 9-3s of all but the very last gen, a couple of 9-5s. Petrols all superb. Three 9-3 diesels all great when they worked, but all had the same issue. The local Saab specialist I bought my 9-3 from last year told me not to buy a diesel from him for the same reason.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 3:12 Quote
Aha! Those modern engines need to be pushed also, two mechanics told not to spare it! Now i can't drive like a granpa anymore Frown

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 4:02 Quote
Honestly man, one of those was my little brother's, and he didn't use it for any street racing as it's illegal, but hypothetically if he did then I suspect that would have worked the engine pretty hard Wink
Much as I love Saab, I really do think they screwed up the diesel 9-3 Frown

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 14:31 Quote
gnarnaimo wrote:
Or 7

its on two days, one either side of the UN emergency climate summit.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 15:55 Quote
20-27 is effin misleading then! Should say 20 & 27

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 at 16:27 Quote
We don't talk about fight club!!! lol lol


 
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