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2001 Saab 9-3 Se Hatchback 4-door 2.0l on 2040-cars

Year:2001 Mileage:126038
Location:

Joliet, Illinois, United States

Joliet, Illinois, United States

Up for sale is a low mileage Saab 9-3. I would describe the mechanical condition as being good but some issues need to be addressed. The engine, trans, and turbo all work fine. Blows cold A/C and the heat works fine. Some items that were just replaced. Has a new Serpentine Belt, Idler pulley, tires have less than 5k on them. It does have an oil leak. I was told that the Valve Cover Gasket needs to be replaced and I actually have the gasket. This is an easy fix if you like to work on cars or not very expensive if you take it to a mechanic. The Valve Cover gasket is right on top of the engine. The thermostat also needs to be replaced and I have that also. Body condition I would say good with some flaws. The driver's side front bumper does have some marks from being swiped in a parking lot, captured in pics. Also some small rust spots on edge of 2 doors. Interior is ok, passenger seat stitching came apart, info display has 90% dead pixels. Radio and temperature controls work but can't see the info. The radio, info display can  be replaced with parts from ebay or Saab junk yard. All power windows work, 2 power locks are broke. The arm on the hatchback also needs to be replaced or a part needs to be fixed. I have been using a broom stick to hold up the hatchback if needed. Questions, I will try to answer the best I can.  

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GM recalling 250,000 SUVs over door electronics

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:00:00 EST

After a door-fire investigation that dates back to February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced a recall today that affects around 250,000 General Motors SUVs for a faulty driver's door module. The recall applies to the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X from the 2006 and 2007 model years, as well as the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL for vehicles sold and/or registered in the Snow Belt.
Road salt use in these midwestern and northern states can lead to corrosion of the driver's door module on these GMT360 and GMT370 vehicles, which allows water to come in contact with the circuit board. If shorted out, the vehicle's power door locks and power windows will not work, and could possibly lead to overheating and, in some circumstances, a fire. No official word on how many total vehicles caught on fire, but back in June, 28 fires had been reported to the government agency. A fix for the problem is still being worked out, but all affected vehicle owners will be notified by GM.
Scroll down for the official NHTSA statement.

2014 Saab 9-3 officially relaunched, reborn

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 EST

Saab is officially building cars again. Production of the 9-3 Sedan has kicked back off in Trollhättan, Sweden, and the first example is reportedly earmarked for the company's museum. Initial sales are targeted for China, although Swedish customers will also be able to buy new Saabs built in their country right away, too. It isn't immediately clear if the model will be available in the rest of Europe, let alone in North America.
The initial run of 9-3s will be powered by a 220-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder before an electric model joins the range next year. There are no Biopower or XWD all-wheel-drive models presently in production. And while the lion's share of the 2014 9-3 is a carryover from the pre-bankruptcy car, there are some changes, including a new anti-whiplash seat system and a "greater number of non-GM parts," reports SaabsUnited.
"I am very proud of the dedication and the focus that NEVS management and employees have demonstrated over the year that has passed since we became owners of the plant in Trollhättan, and who have made this possible. Swedish expertise along with Japanese technology around batteries and new lightweight materials and our Chinese group's focus on green technology is our strength for the future," said Kai Johan Jiang, the founder of Saab's parent company, National Electric Vehicle Sweden.

What brands have Saab owners defected to? Polk investigates

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:01:00 EST

When a brand goes belly-up, it's natural for analysts to wonder where that brand's consumers will turn. General Motors has mothballed more car brands the last decade than most other automakers' have in their entire portfolios, so "Where did [insert brand here] buyers go?" has been a common question asked of The General. According to reports, it didn't do so well at retaining Oldsmobile owners (who supposedly went to Hyundai), or Hummer and Saturn buyers, but did get some return love from Pontiac owners.
A consultant with Polk has turned the loyalty lens on Saab. The Polk Disposal Loyalty Methodology tracks owners selling vehicles within six months of buying a new one. In 2010 and 2011, Polk found that when Saab died, owners went right up the middle of the mainstream to Honda. It was close, though, with just 0.2 percent separating Honda from number two Volkswagen. Audi comes in third.
After that it's back to the masses with Toyota, Chevrolet and Ford trumping import luxury brands. And if you combine all of the General Motors brands that Saab owners have migrated to, GM more than doubles Honda with a 15.2-percent share, so all the love is not lost.