December 2000 I bought my first SAAB which was a 9-3 TiD SE MY01. 315 Kms and over 16 years I keep it in a very good condition. In the future I want to write words of thanks for this "make miles".
However, I always remained obsessed with getting a 9-3 of those years (MY01-MY03) convertible and Aero. Said and done: In summer 2009 searching through websites I found it in Leuven (BELGIUM) with low mileage (98K Kms.) And the desired color “Steel Gray”. A competent and serious local Buy & Sell company allowed me to reach the desired agreement.
Since then, this unit has become our holiday car and small getaways with my wife. The first great trip to August 2009 from Belgium to Andalusia (SPAIN) with stops in Holland (IntSAAB Döesburg 2.009), Germany and France. Travels have come through many regions of France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Up today we take 178K km and I want to go on.
Parts like wind deflector is an essential accessory to enjoy road routes in the front seats, fully enjoying the landscape and its surroundings. Sports seats allows you to enjoy many hours. A pleasure. Trunk is generously sized to be a convertible and allows enough luggage for a small two-person vacation. It is not even necessary to fold it up.
The 9-3 Aero Convertible is a very unique car. Its engine offers insulting performance but some paint of chassis, brakes and steering. In a very satisfactory and pleasant driving manner. Given the similarity with the previous 9-3 Viggences there are many improvements of this model that can be used as they have been:
• Rack brace kit
• Brake discs of 308 mm.
• Exhaust line Viggen by MapTun
• Silicone pants by DO88
All highly recommended and 100% enjoyable.
9-3 Viggenge give the car a tremendous personality. Ian Callum did a great job for SAAB. Rubs on the curb or bump. I repair and paint it several times. It also has an extra steering kit that makes the steering wheel very simple and easy, especially in city car parks.
For repairs and maintenance work, I have one of the best SAAB official services in Spain: Sports Granada, Every year we do an integral maintenance and from time to time we are going to undertake some improvement as one of these.
Although here in Spain and Andalusia we have good groups of SAAB friends in CSE (Club SAAB España) and SACA (SAAB Automóvil Club Andalusia). The next important challenge wants to attend with a good group of Spanish SAABs to the IntSAAB 2017 at Dinslaken (D) next August. I hope we can talk about these cars that are so passionate about.
Thanks Marco for sharing! We`ll send you one of our limited Saab folders.