2002 Saab 9-3 Se Auto Runs And Drives Super Cheap Car on 2040-cars
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
For Sale By:Dealer
Engine:2.0L 1985CC l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged
Trim: SE Hatchback 4-Door
Drive Type: FWD
Number of Doors: 4
Sub Model: SE
Exterior Color: Brown
Number of Cylinders: 4
Interior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Saab 9-3 for Sale
Auto Services in New Jersey
Auto Repair & Service, Auto Transmission, Auto Oil & Lube
Address: 146 Central Ave, Guttenberg
Phone: (201) 793-7581
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Dent Removal
Address: 2204 Aramingo Ave, Woodlynne
Phone: (215) 634-4810
Auto Repair & Service, Tire Dealers, Tire Recap, Retread & Repair
Address: 7519 Parsons Blvd, West-New-York
Phone: (718) 591-6228
Auto Repair & Service, Auto Transmission
Address: 291 US Highway 46 # C, Califon
Phone: (908) 453-2202
Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
Address: 2600 E Farragut Ave, Mc-Guire-Afb
Phone: (215) 788-9322
Auto Repair & Service, Tire Dealers, Gas Stations
Address: 2674 Morris Ave, Cranford
Phone: (908) 686-3175
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:57:00 EST
Or is it the other way around?
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:01:00 EST
Could Vampire Weekend be trying to tell me something? A just-launched music video for the indie rock band's new single Diane Young features what looks like a pretty mint black Saab 900 Turbo Convertible being torched in slow-motion. In fact, with the exception of a brief, flickering cameo by a 900 three-door of a similar vintage, that's all that there is to the nearly three-minute long video. It's both sad and oddly beautiful.
Coincidentally, I have a similar-looking turbocharged black Saab convertible sitting in my garage, and I've been reluctantly pondering its sale this very week. Admittedly, mine is a later model (2001 9-3 Viggen), but tri-spokes and more tapered rump aside, it looks eerily identical. And while mine isn't mired in flames (I love it too much to torch it), through no fault of its own, it's been sitting motionless far too regularly. Thankfully, I see a better future for it than the droptop seen above.
Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on the General Motors GMT360 SUVs (Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X) ranging from the 2005 to 2007 model years and the 2006 GMT370 SUVs (Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL) due to potential fires associated with the driver's door module. Initially limited to 250,000 units sold or registered in 20 Snow Belt states (and the District of Columbia), the recall has now been expanded to include an additional 193,000 of these SUVs in the US and, according to The Detroit News, 40,000 more sold outside the US, including Canada and Mexico.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:30:00 EST
Like the original recall, the issue is still a faulty driver's door module that can short out, which could lead to a fire. The Detroit News is reporting that, out of the 443,000 units being recalled, GM says that there were 58 fires that caused 11 minor injuries, and the expanded recall accounted for six fires and one injury. Despite the lower number of fires, the recall notice recommends that owners park their vehicles until the recall repairs has been performed.
On recalled units with functional modules, the repair consists of a protective coating being applied to the module, while vehicles with modules that are not working properly will have the driver's door module replaced. The official recall notice is posted below, and it includes contact information for customers of all five brands.
The Saab faithful are going to be playing the "what if" game for years to come. It's one of the burdens of being a fan of a dead brand. A fresh batch of grainy 9-3 Phoenix images have made their way online, alleged shots of a design proposal penned by none other than Jason Castriota. The five-door looks to feature an honest liftback, though SaabsUnited.com says this particular vehicle was drawn up as part of a business plan in early 2011. As such, Castriota apparently told the site the final product was to look much more athletic than what we see here. While the low-resolution images make it difficult to tell much about the design, we certainly appreciate the familiar roofline, full band taillamps and the contrasting rear spoiler reminiscent of the old Saab 99 and 900 ducktails.
Unfortunately, we know all too well why this creation never saw the light of day. Would-be savior Victor Muller couldn't quite pull Saab out of its nosedive, and the company fell into bankruptcy before the 9-3 Phoenix could get off the ground. There's talk of the Phoenix platform and Saab brand having new life in other markets as EVs and even as gas cars, but the model seen here will likely never see production - let alone North American showrooms.
You can take a closer look at SverigesRadio.se - just make sure to have your translator ready if you don't speak Swedish.