SOTW, Laser Red Texan

Hi Robin,

I’d like to share my 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero in Laser Red for consideration of SOTW. Being a 2009, it has the 2.8T V6 with XWD and an eLSD. The car is equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission and a number of Hirsch upgrades including the front upper/lower grilles, rear diffuser, dual exhaust, lowering springs, and a Hirsch sport steering wheel on the inside.

On the performance front, it has plenty of power coming with a JZW Stage 3 tune, Genuine Saab downpipe/midpipe, and an ETS intercooler. Overall, it has more than enough power to put a smile on my face every time I drive it

Kindest regards,

Matt (USA)

Big thank you once again an as usual larger versions can be found here

Angelo V.
Member

The 9-3 is antiquated? This one could have fooled me. This car would draw serious attention in any showroom in 2015, especially in this beautiful color. Gorgeous.

Troels, Denmark
Member

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rikard
Member

+9!

Jasper
Guest
Jasper

Sweet.

dcpattie
Member

When NEVS started making 9-3’s again this past summer that should have re-created this – exactly this!

Angelo V.
Member

They probably should have told more people they were making cars too.

rikard
Member

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Michael Specht
Member

Hum… still much much better than the horrible Senova D60 (Shenbao D60, 绅宝D60), based on the Saab 9-3, and produced by the Chinese manufacturer BAIC since april 2014 !

Angelo V.
Member

I’d still consider one of the BAIC former Saabs if they came to the U.S. at the right price. I don’t see them as being horrible at all.

Ray Siefert
Member

Absolutely beautiful, and no doubt, a hoot to drive! Thank you for sharing your ride with us!

George McGuinness
Guest

Great car Matt, looks fantastic in red. I never used to be a fan of red cars, but I think the 9-3 looks particularly stunning in laser red, so much so that we bought a 9-3 Aero Sportwagon (sportcombi) just in August there. Wishing you continued joy & happiness in your 9-3.

Patrik H
Member

What a great Saab! Enjoy!

Chris Carrier
Member
I had this exact car in gray, although not tuned as much (just stage 0). I gave it up with a second baby coming (the human kind). I miss it, but that six speed was tough to deal with during my city commute. It was a blast on the open road, though. It was near equivalent of a Turbo X, but it had bluetooth! Matt and I are of like mind – I love the tuned car with only the small hint of it’s ability. It’s classy, high-end stock looking but will kick your ass on the road. Me, I… Read more »
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