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Instead of a BMW.....

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As some of you know, I started another thread asking if I should purchase a 98 E36 BMW 323is. A good many said it sounded like a good deal and was what I was looking for.

Today I checked back into the used car dealer and it was nowhere to be found. But I did see an 03 Saab 9-3. I looked inside, it was nice, just as nice as the BMW, heated leather seats, nice dash, sunroof.

So I started to consider it. It's black with the nice wheels, I think it's a vector, since it has a 6 speed manual.

I test drove it today. Wow I was left impressed, I've never even considered a Saab before. And now I was driving one?

So what do you all think? I really like the looks of it and the inside and the whole driving experience. The only downfall is FWD..:( But I think I can look past it.

Oh and it has 92,000 and they're asking $9500 for it. I figured I'd offer them $8500 and see what happens.

Any info is much aprreciated. Like the last thread, performance accessories, reliability, and maintnence are topics of interest for me.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Yes 2003 is the first of the 9-3 SS.

Be wary of them (2003's), they are electrical issue prone.

Saab = Electrical Problems

I would never touch one that I wasn't leasing and I'd really liked my dealership. (Which I do, my friends work there, but I can't afford Saabs, just Saturns :D)
Only 2003's.

My 2007 has had no issues, 18k miles in 1.5 years of use. Goes back when I pick up the Corvette in a few weeks.

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