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cat macro and upgrade question. Jul. 12th, 2007 @ 10:19 am
What do you guys think of my take on ye ol' "im in ur X Ying ur Z" cat macro? (see icon)

Short Version: I want to install an Aero suspension on my non-turbo '93 9000 CSE with almost 200k miles. Would that be a silly idea?

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mirror troublez Jun. 25th, 2007 @ 11:59 am
Hello there fellow Saab drivers. Due to an unfortunate run-in with a concrete parking deck pillar, the plastic portion on the back of my passenger side rear-view mirror cracked apart and has fallen off. Does anyone here know of a place on the internet where I might find/order another one? I don't really want to pay whatever the dealer would charge me for this non-essential piece of car.
And also, I have no idea what the official term is for it. Searching for plastic rear-view mirror back thingie isn't getting me very far.

thanks guys!
Current Music: R.E.M.- Crush With Eyeliner

Letter from a Drunken Saab Surgeon May. 11th, 2007 @ 04:10 pm
hi, everyone. hope your saab-grins are still spanning from ear to ear. :)

any gearheads around? i bought a '94 saab ng900 a few months ago, upgraded myself from an 87 camry, and so far it's been a sweet ride (minus the hoses blowing and an alignment issue).

it started leaking(rather, pouring) oil and after some nosing around, it appears to be a bad seal around the oil pan. i'm not steeped in mechanical lore, but i decided the operation was straight-forward enough to tackle myself.

i bought some tools and a gasket for the pan and set to work. i drained the oil. i removed the catalytic converter because it obstructed some bolts. i then torqued out all of the pan bolts except for two that are blocked by this 'H'-shaped chunk of steel that extends under both wheel hubs(part of the suspension, forgive my loss for a proper name). should i really go this far? and here it is that i wonder if i should continue without a paper manual(anybody know of a good mechanical guide for ng900's? bentley is good, i hear, but they appear to stop making guides at 93 models)

if i remove this critical suspension component(not to mention obviously quite a heavy piece, too), which is attached to my wheel hubs in so many ways, can i get everything back in place without noticing that my poor saab has been autopsied?

i guess what i mean to say is, has anyone else here removed their ng900 oil pan? did you have to practically strip the underside of the car to do it? or is there an easier way? can i mess up my suspension if i start yanking out bolts?

i'm considering slapping it all back together, filling up the oil, and admitting defeat by driving it to the auto shop. i couldn't bare the thought of harming this innocent red beast.

RANDOM!! May. 3rd, 2007 @ 09:08 pm
The Aero-X concept car was featured on tonight's episode of 'Pimp My Ride' on MTV (America).

At the intro of each episode Xzibit shows up with a "pimp" car....and I guess they chose the concept this week..

Just thought it was kind of random!

May. 3rd, 2007 @ 05:30 pm
hullo, i just joined. my name is lauryl and i looooove my saab.

she's a 96' 900 SE with a v6.

I've had her for a little over a year now, and there have been some mechanics that needed to happen. Just recently, in fact, I replaced my alternator =/ She hasn't exactly behaved very well in that aspect, but otherwise I love driving this car! I plan on buying a brand new one once I'm out of college and making some dough.

I also take pride in being one of probably 0 teenagers who drive a Saab in my area. They can drive their generic trans-ams . . . I look damn sexy in my Saaby ;P
Current Music: Metric.

Drammatic understeer.... Apr. 7th, 2007 @ 07:28 pm

Feb. 26th, 2007 @ 10:53 am
Does anyone else have problems with the gas lines freezing during the winter? It has happened 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I've never had this problem with any other car I've owned (they were all Toyotas). It's getting incredibly frustrating, especially since this is the only problem I've had with it so far (98 900 S).

SID Jan. 16th, 2007 @ 10:45 am
Does any one know anything about the System Information Display on a 1999 9-3?

A lot of the little "lights" are out...and I'm wondering whether its a fuse, or if I need to replace the whole thing, or what can be done to fix it.


Saab 9-3 Dec. 24th, 2006 @ 09:45 pm
I just bought a 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T today and I am loving it! I would like to know if there are any problems that you know of that are associated with this car. Any hints or tips on how to keep it in great shape? I have never had a Saab and am very excited.

CNET.com editor James Kim, family missing... Dec. 1st, 2006 @ 09:22 pm

Many of you might be familiar with James Kim, well-known within the tech/gadget community. He and his family are missing during their holiday road trip coming from Seattle, and were supposed to return to their home in SF this week. They were traveling in a silver 2005 Saab 9-2x, CA personalized license plate # "DOESF", and were last heard from in Portland, OR on Nov. 25th.

Any Oregonians, PNW'ers in the region who might've know the wereabouts of Kim's family, contact the local authorities.

Other entries
» Odd Question
So, my '94 Saab 900s has transmission problems. I don't want to fix them and I don't want the car anymore. I don't want a lot for the car (~ $1k) but having put new brakes in as well as a new fuel pump this summer, as well as having a lot of work done over the last three years, I don't want to throw it away.

Instead of just junking the car, I was wondering in anyone knows of any place that will buy vehicles that need some work, but are otherwise basically sound. I know I could donate the car, which is an option, but I would rather get something other than a tax deduction.

Anyone have any ideas about this in the Greater Albany, New York, United States area?

» Sound and fury
Looking for someone both audio savvy and familiar with the 99 9-3SE to provide customization suggestions.
» (No Subject)
This is a long shot, but does anyone know of a good Saab mechanic in Southeastern New Hampshire?

Also, I need a copy made of my key and I was told the only place I can have it done is at a dealership. Any idea how much this will cost me?

» to buy or not
hi everyone,
Looking into buying my first saab. I found an 89 2dr 900..nice looking.
The only thing that I can see is wrong with it is 5th dosen't seem to work (manual), the power steering rack might be leaking (low on fluid and did have a puddle under it -though the guy said "it's an old stain, so this car dosen't leak"-...after admiting it sat two mothes..lol).Also the tail pipe is missing after the muffler and the turn signal indicator woln't stay in the "neutral" postion.

has 150k on it
so I have to ask..

1)is this a good saab?

2) what'sa good price for it? 1,300 is where it sits now..

3 how much would repairs cost for these problems
» 2001 Saab 9-5 SE
Hi - new to the community (as I'm just about to buy my first Saab!).

Found a gorgeous 2001 Saab 9-5 SE yesterday with a V-6 engine and 80K miles on it for $10,000. We test drove it and loved it, and the dealer says he has all the maintenance records for it (it was bought at that dealership and maintained there - it's a recent trade in). But we went to another Saab dealership before finding this one and the salesman there said Saabs are great but to stay away from the V-6 engines.

We're about to close on our first house and have a ton of other expenses coming up, so now I'm starting to get nervous that buying this car will end up costing us a fortune in upkeep and it will have been a waste of money.

Do you have a V-6 Saab? A 2001 9-5? I tried to log into consumer reports to find out more but they charge you now!

ANY advice, experiences, horror stories or rave reviews would be GREATLY appreciated.

We're supposed to go down there today between 2pm and 4pm and I'd like to have all my facts.
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