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Old 04-21-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default My new DD convertible and turbo :) not miata ( now with new wheels)

It's a 99 Saab 9-3 convertible, 5 spd, 140k miles, rides awesome. Only thing wrong with it it's that it needs a new motor mount.... I payed $1700
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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A-mazing cars. I miss my Saab 900 so much. It was a '94 900s V6 5spd. Rare to find the V6 with a manual, but it was awesome. Had it up to 140 a number of times, then put it into a tree sideways at 100mph, walked away with a stiff neck, otherwise not a scratch.

Never been a fan of how the convertible looks, and you loose the hatchback's awesome cargo room, but you still get a lot of car for not much $$$. $1700 is a great deal. I'm still regretting not getting one of these instead of my '08 Lancer. Only positive I can think of is I don't have to worry about reliability with the Mitsubishi. It's always a bit of a concern with Saabs.

What engine is in it? 2.3 or 2.0?
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2.0 I can't wait to register it and get to drive it
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omg hahaha, and here I thought miata's looked gay

But on a serious note 1700 is a nice deal and I'm sure it is much more practical as a daily. 'Grats
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What's so gay about it? I think it's pretty cool, plus for what I payed for it you can't beat it.
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Definitely a neat car and great price, but cmon: it looks gayer than a bag of dicks.
Maybe the angle of the pic is contributing to it, I dunno. And those wheels, holy **** haha.


But seriously: I'm sure its a great Daily driver
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Yes the wheels are a dissaster! I hate the to death but if I start spending money on this car my wife will kill me
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Yes the wheels are a dissaster! I hate the to death but if I start spending money on this car my wife will kill me
Com'on, I thought you wore the pants in your relationship
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Good deal, id DD it.

But seriously, that car is gay.
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Oh well, my wife, kid and dog love it an thats all it really matters. Now we get to take trips to the beach with the top down, and the best part about it it's that it has a little kick from the turbo
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1997 900 SE Turbo here...not a bad car, but ours is getting a little tired. Hoping to trade it within the next year or so before we run into a big repair.
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Cool deal man. But, yea a little drop and some nice wheels and it would change the look of that car 100%.

You did really well for 1700. I would have done it.
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Haha, im not hating. Just thought it was funny and ironic to call your car gay.
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I put some newer Saab wheels and painted them black, now I need to lower it a little. Name:  c89d7d20.jpg
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That'll look great with your dragon zip-up hoodie.
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Looks a lot better! Like the black/grey.
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Looks much better!
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