It’s time for this week’s SOTW, which comes from David in foggy San Francisco.
“Linnea” is my third Saab, and my first purchased new. She’s a 2000 Saab 9-3 “S” Coupé, 5-speed with leather package and heated seats with just over 82,000 miles, and has always been garaged or under covered parking. My plan is to keep this car operational and attractive for as long as possible. This Saab is perfect for my needs – sporty, stylish, practical, and unique.
Modifications are minimal and intended tasteful. They are:
- Saab Sport Exhaust
- 22mm rear anti-sway bar
- Eibach springs
- Bilstein HD shocks
- 16” Viking Aero wheels
- Black chrome front grille (a rare accessory)
- Carbon fiber dash
Reliability has been excellent, though service is expensive in San Francisco, even at a Saab independent garage. I live in the city, and have no space to perform maintenance myself, though I’m mechanically able.
Eventual plans are to upgrade stereo to “SE” spec, with door speakers and amplifier, and install silver painted mirror covers.
Previously I’ve owned a 1980 3-door 900 Turbo, and a 1977 5-door 99GL. Clearly, I’m a fan of the hatchback.
Photographs were taken at the Golden Gate Park horse stables, in San Francisco. Note the fog!
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