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Saab 9-3 Aero 2003 - a personal review

Saab 9-3 Aero 2003 - a personal review

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Zaphod I

Original Poster:

236 posts

127 months

Friday 22nd April 2011
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As a thank you to Pistonheads, for some backroom help recently, for being there, here's my personal review of the Saab 9-3 Aero, prepared after 6 weeks of ownership.

Enjoy, and thank you!

julianm

669 posts

109 months

Saturday 23rd April 2011
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That`s excellent! - I`m a 9000 Griffin owner & would be interested to know if there is anything you miss about your old 9000 when driving the Aero?

Zaphod I

Original Poster:

236 posts

127 months

Thursday 28th April 2011
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I've owned 3 9000's since 1998, and, TBH, not really, except the extra large load space, as you never know when you need it.

dadofbud

528 posts

117 months

Sunday 8th May 2011
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Does this model have two engine output options as Lpt & Hot ?

RedLeicester

6,753 posts

153 months

Sunday 8th May 2011
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dadofbud said:
Does this model have two engine output options as Lpt & Hot ?
Yes.
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dadofbud

528 posts

117 months

Sunday 8th May 2011
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Excellent, so a few questions.

What is the bhp output for each engine, I have 210 bhp so I'm guessing that's the Lpt ?

Where is the best place to buy the front lip spoiler for the Aero, our local Saab dealer went bust two months ago so that's a non starter, I'm guessing you guys all know of parts outlets other than main dealers and know lots of independent garages.

Thanks in advance


Bob

CurvaParabolica

3,076 posts

92 months

Sunday 8th May 2011
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The 210 version is the HOT version; LPT have about 175 IIRC. Elkparts.co.uk is a good place for Saab aftermarket & OEM parts, but a bit pricey on a few things. There is another site but I can't think of it at the moment, will post it if I remember!

Zaphod I

Original Poster:

236 posts

127 months

Sunday 8th May 2011
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There is also a V6 option, in the later incarnations, which develops around 280bhp. I was tempted, but decided to stick to the four pot. Partsforsaabs is also another big time player, but you will find many independents and other concerns supply OEM parts at very competitive prices
HTH

RedLeicester

6,753 posts

153 months

Monday 9th May 2011
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Zaphod I said:
There is also a V6 option, in the later incarnations, which develops around 280bhp. I was tempted, but decided to stick to the four pot. Partsforsaabs is also another big time player, but you will find many independents and other concerns supply OEM parts at very competitive prices
HTH
And the V6 is an LPT.

dadofbud

528 posts

117 months

Monday 9th May 2011
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Many thanks for all your help chaps, Piston Heads what would we do without it.

Edited by dadofbud on Monday 9th May 17:38

dadofbud

528 posts

117 months

Tuesday 10th May 2011
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Front lip/spiler £ 113.00 don't know if thats good or not, seemed fair to me? I found cheaper but they were not primed and I don't think that they were oem