SAAB of the week – Jan

If I remember it right, then I think our dear inside saab writer Swade will love this next SOTW

A few weeks ago we got a mail from Jan in Seattle:

Hi folks

Yippie – my car has arrived in Seattle at our new dealership. This is
the first wagon/sportcombi they have received, a Β 9-3X.
Whats the best I can do for you guys at Saabsunited – send more pics, or
tell you that I traded in my MB Β E500 4matic wagon or that we own a
9-5 Aero wagon (2003) andare looking forwards to see the new 9-5 wagon or
that this is our Saab number 14….
Keep up the good work – its great reading and I guess the best I can do
is continue buying new Saabs.
I hope my new 9-3X will be a “promotion” vehicle in Seattle and attract
more buyers.

Haelsninger
Jan

Now I know who to call if I sometime visits Seattle πŸ˜‰
I wish you all luck and have fun driving your Saab 9-3X!

/RikardH

74StingSaab
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Oh….. so yummy….

kanundrum
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Someone needs to make a raising kit for it as well as fill it in with some beefier tires. Will remind me of the Audi All Road Quattro except better πŸ™‚

100%Saab
Member
5 years 3 months ago

I like your color. Enjoy.

andys
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Why steering wheel left side?

maanders
Member
5 years 3 months ago

It is a United States car. (Seattle is in Washington state in the northwestern US.)

ValS
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Looks awesome in red!

Congrats!

Jos
Member
5 years 3 months ago

WOW, if this isn’t sneding the message “SAAB IS ALIVE” I don’t know what will. Way to go…

Ruben NL
Member
5 years 3 months ago

You might consider printing this on a huge sticker………

Jos
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah, or on one of those text frames around the licence plate. Or on the front, not all states in the US requie a plate on the front, don’t know if seattle is in one of those.

StefanH STHLM
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Looks like mine. πŸ™‚ Same color too. You will be very pleased with it, I assure You.
Only one small issue thou. But I believe the gas prices are better=lower in the US. πŸ˜‰
Are the rear light arrangement clear glas (plastic)? Not as in Sweden where its frosted.

theSandySaab
Member
5 years 3 months ago

I think the 9-3SC and especially the 9-3X are very good looking cars. They are practical, yet a driver’s car and the closest we have to a hot hatch at the moment. Jan, congrats to a great vehicle! I see you even managed to get the original Griffin logo on the rear door… πŸ™‚
Hopefully you can drive it around crowded areas and attract some interest…

Carmania
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Very OT, but can anyone give me advice where to look for a nice original OG SAAB 900 Aero or Turbo in Sweden? If you look at Blocket (the largest used car site) there is very seldom you see any good 900s anymore.

Edonis
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Have you checked Saab Turbo Club Sweden? http://www.saabturboclub.com/

Carmania
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks! However I browsed through the listings and there where not many OG 900 Aero/Turbos. Just a couple of years ago you could find many nice ones for really low prices. I guess that if you can get your hands on one it will be a great investment!

By the way – someone should buy this one:

http://www.blocket.se/helsingborg/Saab_900i__Unik_med_en_agare_och_5364_mil_33540906.htm?ca=15&w=3

Just 53640 kilometers!

Toby K
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Come to England- Ten a penny over here I have 3 of them!! Shame you will have to drive on the wrong side of the car though…

Carmania
Member
5 years 3 months ago

I saw an episode of “Wheeler Dealers” when they fixed up a 900 Turbo, seemed like a quite poplar model when they sold it (?).

I actually seriously considered “driving on the wrong side” since you so cheap older cars. They almost give them away on Ebay. I guess it has something to do with taxes and the cost of maintaining it.

jouni72
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Concgratulations about new car! Yes it is beautiful! I have the similar one but white.

m!ko
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Groovie! Have fun on gravel and snow! πŸ™‚

Phoenix
Member
5 years 3 months ago

I thought the E500 was a spectacular car when is was released and probably an awesome car in many aspects. But you did the right thing πŸ™‚ Good choice Jan, I like the 9-3x a lot and it fits perfectly in red.

Toby K
Member
5 years 3 months ago

That is a very nice sporty and fun car. I used to really dislike the 9-3 SC but its gradually coming into its own and that one you have there actually looks quite pretty-good choice Sir!

As it happens I am on my 13th Saab and will stick with them for as long as they make cars-I drive other stuff but always come back to Saab-they are just understated, and such fun to drive..

Skipper
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5 years 3 months ago

I have a 2010 93X in Glacier Silver, it has a Hirsch upgraded engine (240bhp). It’s a great car, not many of them around in the UK, I have only seen three to date and one of them was the one I own!

StefanH STHLM
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Are the rear light arrangement not frosted as in Sweden? but of a more see thru kind? Due to US regulations?

StefanH STHLM
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Hello! Anybody there?

tupolev141
Member
5 years 3 months ago

Just like the current 9-5, the 9-3 SC has different taillights in the US.

In this post, http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175228 , reply #11 you will find pictures of the differences

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