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  1. #1

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    10 Oct 2014
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    9-3
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    Is it a good idea?

    Hello all -

    I am a former Saab owner (9-3, 2004) and I am toying with the idea of buying a 2010 or 2011 9-3 or 9-5. Is this a good idea? I've seen some very clean and low mileage vehicles at a seemingly good price ($11K - $12K) but I would like to learn more about reliability and parts/service availability for these specific year and models before taking the plunge.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  2. #2
    Love my 2010 9-3, Very easy to maintain, so far only basic service intervals and no problems. Fantastic car!

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  3. #3
    Frank Wulfers
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    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
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    NW Michigan, USA
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    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
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    The 9-3 has been made in much larger numbers compared to the second gen 9-5. New and used parts should be easier to get than for the 9-5 in the future but it seems like 9-5 owners haven't experienced any parts problems yet. There are still many Saab service centres and specialists so service and repairs shouldnt be a problem either.

    As the prices are low, you definitely get a lot of car for the money and they should last a long time with the right care. Go for it!

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  4. #4

    Join Date
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    Saab(s)
    9-3
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    Thanks for the reply ckcruthrids and Wulf!! I think I am doing it !

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