For Sale: SAAB 9-3 Convertible 2004 Hirsch & MapTun

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Skärmavbild 2014-08-07 kl. 08.10.27Cleaning up in my garage and now, summer soon over so I decided to let my convertible go.

It is a car that was originally sold by the Saab Dealer in Santa Monica California. As an ARC model with the HOT (High Output Turbo) 5 speed manual. The car was taken to Sweden in 2007 and got the AERO trim added. Also upgraded with the ice block design clear light clusters.

The car has never been driven in the winter ever, as new underneath, so NO salt issues ODO is at 112000 KM

The car has been gently modified to become an even better car compared to the day it left the Magna Steyer plant in Graz, Austria.

Engine,  L850 2,0 liter Turbo, MapTun Flexprogram Gasoline/Ethanol E85, Digital ignition upgrade to m/y .2005, Sachs race sinter clutch, Talliaferro Shortshifter, Ferrita Twinpipe race exhaust system with a race catalyst race down pipe. +280 bhp (never been on a dyno)

Chassis: Yellow adjustable KONI dampers front and back, HR Sportsprings, SAAB Original ALU 65 18″ 10 Spoke wheels, 9-3 AERO V6 314mm brakes. New Michelin Sport Pilot Tires just 1500 km.

Interior: Hirsch leather dash with white stitchings, Hirsch aluminium pedals, Hirsch doorhandles/handbrake and slot kit in leather, Hirsch aluminumlook on the glovebox, US auto dimming mirror with compass and garage door opener. AERO steering wheel y/m 2006, Radio Infotainment system 150, AUX/MP3 connector, upgraded front speakers.

Exterior: AERO body kit, Aero front and rear spoiler, US amber side front lights. Philips LED Daytime running lights, no holes in the soft-top that is in good condition, black rear mid brake light, rear parking sensors, fixed tow/hitch.709

Price to sell at € 12500 / 111600 SEK

Contact Cell phone +46709589632 /  jtrued[at]gmail.com Skärmavbild 2014-08-07 kl. 07.41.08

 

Troels, Denmark
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Really nice car! 🙂 I would like to buy it, but dont think I can afford the Danish taxes added to the prize, when imported, or the high insurance , when I have to park it on the streets in central Copenhagen…

Jan Ivarsson
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

I’m not giving you a hard time now Jörgen, just stating the obvious.

It’s pretty telling when one of the maintainers of a enthusiast site proclaims that he will buy another brand after never buying anything else prior and when another starts to clean out the garage.

phermansson
Member
2 years 1 month ago
Just because we’re selling our cars and move on to other brands as our daily drivers doesn’t mean that we stop being enthusiasts. Feelings dont go away that easily and if Saab ever were to produce a new car with the right stuff, both me, Jörgen and many others would surely find our way back to buying a new Saab. We have after all bought several brand new ones in the past. But the fact remains that our cars are getting older and in the end what we drive is a big financial decision, I’ve already sold one of my… Read more »
Paul
Member
2 years 1 month ago

I agree. You can be a Saab enthusiast and still have another car as your daily driver. I realized yesterday its been four years since I had to give up my Saab back to GM (it was a lease and you couldn’t buy them for a decent price in the bankruptcy) yet I still visit and read this site and Swade on a regular basis.

100%Saab
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Mentally I’ve depreciated my two 9-3s to zero (trade in) value. To replace one of my 9-3s with a new car will cost $40,000 to $50,000 US. So, one of my 9-3s is worth nothing or $50,000. Depends on how you think about your car. I usually don’t buy used.

Chris Hansel
Member
2 years 1 month ago
100% Saab; I agree with you. My three 9- 3s are worth perhaps at this point, no more than $11-$12,000. They’re beginning to break down. One has 127,000, the other has 117,000, and the youngest one only has 90,000. What’s breaking ? The computers operating the doors, I.e. not locking,or unlocking correctly. alarms systems that go off when they shouldn’t, false readings about oil pressure, constant reminders that hundred thousand mile cars need dealer service, tune-ups, and that I should contacting my Saab dealer, who no longer exist. However, on the bright side, just today, I drove the Combi 100… Read more »
Jan Ivarsson
Guest
2 years 1 month ago

Absolutely not, I never said anyone was stoping anything nor questioned loyalty or work put in.
But it’s telling about the state of the brand.

phermansson
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Thats true… the amount of Saab drivers is decreasing… its natural in this stage…

Patrik H
Member
2 years 1 month ago
Decreasing, yes, to some extent. Changing, yes, to a larger extent. It’s exciting to think about the scores of people who finally have access to Saabs (thanks to the plummeting resale values) that never had access to them before, many of them young people. I am one of those young, less affluent people and I am amazed at the kind of Saab that I am able to afford currently. Do I wish that Saab was still around? Of course! But the bankruptcy helped me to afford the Saab of my dreams, an ’08 9-3 Aero 2.8T, MUCH sooner than I… Read more »
montahue
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Whatever the argument it seems much like the last rats is leaving the ship.

perret
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Was thinking the same…

BMW Rider
Member
2 years 1 month ago

+1 on Beakon’s observation.

Graeme Fisher
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Despite the spin from Tim, it is telling, but not surprising. I’ve cleared out my Saab garage in recent times as well.

It’s true the opposition are miles ahead of the GM & SWAN Saabs as I’ve long suspected and recently found out.

John C.
Member
2 years 1 month ago

4th pic: Why is the steering wheel turned to the right but the wheels to the left?

Patrik H
Member
2 years 1 month ago

Beautiful Saab!

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