It’s been quite a while since I last posted about my 9-3 Sedan. Way too much business stuff going on since then. As I already mentioned when I introduced it here on SU the plan was to change its character a bit through the extensive use of Hirsch parts. Of course this mission has been in progress all the time.
While I still have to get a few photos of the exterior changes (now that the summer tires are back on) in this post I’ll stick to the interior changes. I got the carbon leather dashboard and trim along with the leather door handle set. I have loved the embossed carbon structure on the Hirsch leather and I would not want to miss it since I got it in the 9-3x. The leather handles are a subtile addition – you feel the difference, it just completes it for me.
The picture above is of course a bit misleading as I did not do it all by myself. The guys at Hirsch took the opportunity to shoot video material and convert that into the three instructional videos I linked at the bottom of this post. All that interior stuff can be installed by yourself and even easier following those videos.
Due to the uncertainty which models will be produced by a future Saab Hirsch Performance is right now running a conservative strategy. This means that currently only the existing stock is sold. So if you are after some parts make sure to order rather sooner than later to be sure it is still available.
The orders are still handled by the Saab dealerships. Orders from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland are handled via the Saab Parts ordering system while orders from all other markets continue to be made from the authorized Saab dealership or importer directly to Hirsch Performance. If any dealer faces difficulties in this the guys at Hirsch Performance told me they will of course offer assistance.