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Se Convertible - No Reserve By Owner, 76,500 Miles, Auto, Very Well Maintained on 2040-cars

Year:2004 Mileage:74500 Color: Graphite (almost black but not quite) /

Sausalito, California, United States

Sausalito, California, United States
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: ys3fd79y746003392
Year: 2004
Number of Cylinders: Inline four
Make: Saab
Model: 9-3
Warranty: None
Trim: SE
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Drive Type: Automatic
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 74,500
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sub Model: SE
Exterior Color: Graphite (almost black but not quite)
Interior Color: White
Disability Equipped: No

Thanks for checking out this listing for our 2004 Saab 9-3 SE.  THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email me – I will be quick to respond.   

I am listing this car for a friend of mine, who is the second owner.  She has owned it since 2010 and is only parting with it because her company gave her a brand new Audi.  We have the clear California title in-hand.  The car is in very good working condition, with only 74,500 original miles.  It has been very well maintained over the years.  Three new tires were installed less than 500 miles ago.  We have service receipts over the last 10 years, including those from the previous owner.  Oil changes and other basic maintenance has been performed at regular intervals by a certified facility. 

The engine sounds and runs exactly as it should.  The 5 speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly.  There are no engine leaks or abnormal sounds from the engine or transmission.  The brakes are firm.  The suspension and shocks seem in good condition.  Both rear shocks were replaced about two years ago.  There are no known mechanical issues.

The interior has normal wear, but nothing more.  The leather is in good condition throughout, for its 10 year of age.  There are no rips or tears and the driver’s seat is in better than average condition for its age.

The body is straight with no dents.  There is one door ding (seen in an image) and there is bumper wear on the front and rear, which is also noted in the attached images.

The convertible top is in very good condition.  It seals tight and there are no leaks.  There is no discoloration and the seams are solid.  The convertible motor works perfectly in both directions.

All interior functions are known to be working properly, including the air conditioning.

The wheels are average.  There is some curb rubs on the rims but nothing too bad (see images).

Two working FOB keys come with the car.

At the presale mechanical check-up, the mechanic noted that the ‘dummy light’ indicator depicting both a burned out rear taillight and low oil are both the result of faulty sensors in the respective locales, not actual mechanical issues.  These sensors will not be replaced prior to sale and are the responsibility of the new owner.

There is a bit of delamination around the gear shifter.  The plastic around the selector looks worn – like it had an averse to sunlight or something.  There is a very small ding in the windshield, again, noted in the images.

It’s a solid, well maintained car, with below average mileage.  It has been lightly used its entire life – still plenty of life left.  It going to the HIGHEST BIDDER in a NO RESERVE AUCTION, starting at $1.00.  Crazy?  We’ll see.


A $500 deposit (via Paypal only) will be due within 48 hours of the auction close by the winning bidder.  The balance will be paid upon pick-up of the car or before.  We can facilitate the shipping of the vehicle – meaning we’ll work with your shipping company in coordinating vehicle pick up or drop off, but it’ll be your responsibility to arrange for the shipping.  We need the sale to be completed within two weeks of auction end – no exceptions.  We have clear California title in-hand.

We have the car listed locally for sale, so should it sell before the auction ends, we’ll end the auction.

Please don’t hesitate to email me (through the eBay system) with any questions.  I’ll respond quickly and will provide my phone number in case you’re interested in having a conversation.  Though I’m selling this car for a (lady) friend of mine, I’ve bought and sold 10+ vehicles through eBay, over the last 12 or so years.  I have 100% positive feedback for a reason, no BS.

Happy Bidding !!


Engine Size:  2.0 L

Cam Type:  Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Cylinders:  Inline 4

Valves:  16

Horsepower:  175 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque:  195 ft.-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

Turning Circle:  35.4 ft. 

Suspension:  MacPherson strut front suspension, Multi-link rear suspension, Four-wheel independent suspension


Interior Features

Front Seats:  Leather Bucket

Rear Seats:  Split-folding rear seatback with pass-thru center armrest

Rear ventilation ducts


Power Features

Remote keyless power door locks

Power mirrors

Heated mirrors

2 one-touch power windows





Trip computer

External temperature display

Low fuel level warning



Cruise control

Front and rear cup-holders

Front and rear door pockets

Remote trunk release

Retained accessory power

Front seatback storage

Power steering

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Audio controls on steering wheel



Interior active charcoal air filter

Air conditioning

Trunk light

Leather trim on shift knob

Leather steering wheel

Rear floor mats

Dual illuminating vanity mirrors


In Car Entertainment

Element antenna

Pioneer premium brand stereo system

7 total speakers

150 watts stereo output

AM/FM stereo

Exterior Features


Roof and Glass

Variable intermittent wipers

Rear defogger

Tires and Wheels

Alloy wheels

15 in. wheels

P205/55R15 all-season tires


Towing and Hauling

Cargo tie downs

Safety Features

4-wheel ABS

Front and rear head airbags

Dual front side-mounted airbags

Child seat anchors

Remote anti-theft alarm system

Emergency braking assist

Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes

Rear door child safety locks

Daytime running lights

Engine immobilizer

Auto delay off headlamps

2 front headrests

2 rear headrests

Rear center 3-point belt

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

Stability control

Traction control

Electronic brakeforce distribution

Emergency interior trunk release

Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system

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