The highline Vector sedan has been renamed the Aero, and the midlevel Arc sedan now comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, rather than a six-speed. Replaced worn out hood emblem approx 90,000 miles. Its probably not surprising because today every car maker is going mainstream and the only way to survive is to get bigger, which Saab failed to achieve. Replaced power steering pump 80,000 miles. Going over bumps made it feel like it was playing a game of Twister. But it's also split, with the right third of the mirror even more convex than the rest of the mirror. Dashboard cupholder - broken again, right after it was fixed.
To report errors and other problems with this page, please. The paint still shines, and all of the electrics work. It's located on the center console. Work done out of warranty: Front and rear brake pads and rotors done at 45,000. Front and rear struts warranty. Both side mirrors warranty - paint peeling.
Cheap dealers by Ryan Garner on Mar 15, 2019 Vehicle: 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2dr Convertible 2. General Comments: I loved it when I got it. Saab convertibles are high end luxury cars, but this one was low rent, broken down Sad Saab. It's a nice feature, but without a navigation feature, it was just a lot of information that didn't aid the driving. And as with all Saab 9-3 models since the beginning, there are some quirks, too. All door handles warranty - paint peeling.
Buy yourself a gently used 9-3 rag top today and find a trusted Saab shop, it will bring you years of happy top down motoring and attract lots of envy eyes. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. The only fix was to buy a newer serial fob. Replaced blower motor again, 85,000 miles. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. Bi-xenon headlights are a stand-alone extra on all 9-3s, while rear parking assist is now available as a non-package option on the sedan.
It seemed to make sense once I knew how to do it, but it wasn't as intuitive as with other cars. The convertible is available in Arc and Aero models and equipped only with the 210-horsepower engine. Toyota's and Honda's would offer no better reliability than this, and would have cost a lot more to purchase. General Comments: This car has been the most reliable I have ever owned. Cup holders are neat but terrible. Saab has a split right-hand rearview mirror. Another quirk, and this seems to be a Swedish national thing because Volvos use the same radios, is the sound system.
He also enjoyed the sunroof, and when his older cousin came along for the ride, one of the first things he told him about was the sunroof. Bi-xenon headlights are a stand-alone extra on all 9-3s, while rear parking assist is now available as a non-package option on the sedan. Well, there's a small new feature that really helps. In this case, though, the good features outnumber the quirks by a considerable amount, making the car a winner. Saab has discovered some magical way to get a ton of trunk space from a small car and we used it all. Overall, fun car to drive with multiple small problems.
The combination offered an excellent power-to-the-road combination. This year has been a great one for testing cars in wicked wet weather, and the Saab did a great job in some of the worst rain. The Sport Wheel Package for the Linear and Arc now includes a tire-pressure monitor. It will cost a lot of money to maintain this car in the long run. We also took the Saab to visit our new grandson.
Yes Review Date: 13th December, 2010 Faults: Right before the warranty was up between 44000 and 50000 miles : Driver side window regulator warranty. It's not a lot, but it helps. Since then, I have replaced a battery, installed Michelin Primacy tires, and performed my own oil and air filter changes. Older grandson sat in a booster seat that installs by simply using the existing seat belts and shoulder strap, but both were easy to install and remove. Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 2. A bit annoying but it's cheaper than replacing the whole unit. Also there was a clicking noise when I turn on the coldest setting.
I replaced the lower control arms and bushings but to no avail it still made noise. The convertible is available in Arc and Aero models and equipped only with the 210-horsepower engine. It's unfortunate that they don't make these anymore. The radio's memory function was also strange, but another quick check in the manual helped. The highline Vector sedan has been renamed the Aero, and the midlevel Arc sedan now comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, rather than a six-speed. Like other right-hand mirrors, it is convex, offering a wider view of what may be on your right side. Back home, there was enough space for three or four golf bags even though we only used one.