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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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How bad are the 03s really? I've read customer reviews and it seems they only major problem was the auto transmission(not a problem for me) and the sunroof seems to stick. I assume since it has 92000 miles that a good bit of the service has been taken care of already. I Kelly Blue Booked it at $13,500 retail value, so $9,500 seems like a steal, plust I probably wouldn't give more than $8,500 anyway.
I think the main issue was a litany of electrical faults and software issues that happened on the 2003 model. But, pretty much all of these have been corrected under warranty. I wouldn't mind such a model.

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