Saab 9-3 II SC 2005 with 579.685 kilometers

As for the 9-3 II, he had prejudices from the beginning. The dealers were skeptical. At his presentation, they scented too much GM in the new Saab. And longevity one did not even accept. What was the issue? Maybe because the second generation was so visually different. No hatchback more, instead sedan and station wagon. Saab people can be terribly old-fashioned and vindictive. At any rate, the prejudices were not confirmed.

Saab 9-3 SC of 2005 by Stefan. Our today's kilometer king.
Saab 9-3 SC of 2005 by Stefan. Our today's kilometer king.

The second 9-3 generation proved to be durable and reliable, an internal statistic revealed years later a lower GM share of components and rights than the 9-3 I. So really good was the 9-3 II but only with the introduction of the station wagon when Trollhättan got the initial difficulties under control.

Saab 9-3 II SC 2005 with 579.685 kilometers

Stefan's 9-3 already has more than half a million kilometers on the clock. The Saab is not spared, it is the official and everyday vehicle. In 2005 Stefan was looking for a new car, actually wanted to buy a Volvo first, but then became aware of the new station wagon from Trollhättan. Despite what he wrote, “deliberate cracks” in the German trade press, he ordered the Saab, which was delivered in October 2005. He obviously didn't regret it.

The proof: 579.685 kilometers
The proof: 579.685 kilometers.

The compact Swedish station wagon has since unwound 579.685 kilometers, its owner appreciates him as reliable and unproblematic. Of course, the machine is still the first unit. He does not think about a new purchase, quite the contrary. The current mainstream would not be any better anyway, he writes to me. He sees the reason for longevity and reliability of the Saab among the designers and the consistent emphasis on quality. He also praises the dealership Mühlbauer in the background waiting for his Saab 9-3 II reliable.

Under these circumstances, it seems almost certain that the 9-3 could crack the million mark. Stefan, please let the editors know when the time comes!

This coming Saturday, I present the next Saab veteran. All owners of kilometers kingswho want to see their car on the blog are invited to send pictures and information.

27 thoughts on "Saab 9-3 II SC 2005 with 579.685 kilometers"

  • Sorry - please excuse my late reply. The warning light is actually on and means; insufficient exhaust gas cleaning. It has been bothering me for a long time and I think it has something to do with the changed engine oil ... It is a 2005 209 hp 2.0 T that is usually driven with the E10 (since the E10 has existed).

  • 2.0 T engine - gasoline engine - is usually driven with E10 - not stalked, but with LuqiMoli oil, which actually means 0,5 l / 100 km less fuel, but brings with it another problem.

  • No idea. If the owner does not answer then it is so. You have to accept that.

  • I think we readers have speculated enough and also kindly asked for clarification.
    Whether the proud owner gets carried away promptly to a corresponding redemptive comment,
    of course remains open ...

    Maybe he and Tom have long since made other plans? Perhaps they have found the car and the solution to all riddles about it due to the comments of a second contribution worthy? Who knows?

  • The one about climate awareness should actually be provided with a smiley like this 😉, but unfortunately I forgot - just like looking at the rev counter (just too much on my mind today ...). I had already seen that, but somehow the comment was only activated very late.

    What do you think - should the suspense with regard to the picture puzzle be increased? Or will the happy owner of this wonderful Saab deliver us soon? 🙂

  • The engine is running (see Tachometer).
    The question is, how long and whether the MKL should have been out?
    For climate awareness: All 579.685 Km to fire the engine for a picture,
    should go okay, or ... 😉
    If it had been just the ignition, many more lights would be on and the picture would be even more confusing.

  • Oh, picture puzzles are probably not exactly my strength! Of course, I did not even look at the tachometer. Of course you can see that the engine is running, as was rightly noted by the pre-commentators.

    Dear Stefan, we ask for the redemption and redemption of the riddle of the riddle or the raters! 🙂

  • PS: The MKL shines but probably always with the ignition on until the engine is started (?). Climate-conscious Saab drivers do not let the engine run in a jiffy, just to take a picture!

  • The Aero should have been there at the time only as V6 with 250 PS, see

    Other turbo gasoline engines were available with 210, 175 and 150 PS, but all max. as a vector.

    Stefan, solve the puzzle and deliver us! 🙂

  • At least the MKL should not light up for longer than a second or two ...
    The engine runs at over 1.000 rpm and has therefore started fresh. The MKL may or may not have gone out immediately after recording ...

    Which engine and what about the MKL? This kilometer king is truly a picture riddle. I hope someday there will be resolutions.

  • The engine is running, because the MKL should not light up.

  • I also bet on the 2.0T with 209 HP (mine just drove in with 130tkm!) and what I would be interested in: how many air conditioning coolers / compressors. Unfortunately, this is the weak point of my two 9.3 II. my workshop said: at risk of falling rocks

  • @saab_owl,

    it always lights up until the engine is checked and you're on the road and hopefully it does not mean anything.
    From my own experience, I could add that the MKL is not about capital engine damage. It also indicates a hose or connector or even a missing (electrical) contact. The MKL is rarely a reason to panic.

  • With all the euphoria ... is the MKL shining in the dark? Hopefully there won't be a lucky streak ...

  • I rather believe that it is an 2,0T with 209 PS as I own it, albeit with a considerably lower mileage. The Aero version with 2,8 liter engine with 230PS is m. E. a rather thirsty representative and felt barely sparkling than the 2,0T. That's why I chose 2005 for the 2,0T, which I have never regretted until today.

  • Man (n) or woman cannot believe that a vehicle manages to unwind this workload in the “short time”! This gives courage to more and shows that the 9-3 II has real Saab genes and moves it further into the focus of a second vehicle. Many thanks

  • @Ebasil,

    on the small circle of the suspects (petrol engine with turbo) I came too.
    But what is it that spins kilometers so easily and reliably and is also so revving?

    Do not all 2,0 and 2,3 liter engines run into the red zone or electronic speed limiter at 6000 RPM?

    I guess a V6, but don't know ...

  • Great! The owner is perfectly rewarded for the "loyalty" ...
    Have fun!

  • I was just told by my more technically experienced lover that it MUST be a gasoline engine because of the high speed range. In addition, the turbo display - that narrows the circle of “suspects” accordingly ... 🙂

  • My tid with 150 PS hacked on 175PS when I dropped it 357.000 km on the beautiful hump and it is still used in daily operations. The dealer said he is going abroad, but a colleague of his has fallen in love with the car and allowed himself here again. 😉

  • Impressive mileage, shows that even the younger Saabs last forever
    But I would have been interested in a photo of the interior, what does it look like there. Soft varnish, etc ... although that can be fixed if you want

  • Very cool! The kilometer kings are pure psychology. Look, we are not alone. There are more people out there who have consciously opted for a long usage. Nice that there are SAABs!

  • I start from an Aero (gasoline engine). Maybe Stefan writes something about this?

  • CLOSE ...

    600.000 in almost 15 years are a real announcement and impressive quality certificate.
    It would be interesting to see which engine works so durably ...

    Connoisseurs will definitely see it on the dashboard and on the green up to 6.300U / min?
    Unfortunately for me this is just an unsolved picture puzzle ...

  • GREAT!!

    Incredibly impressive, what a fantastic car! And of course the loyalty of the owner is very praiseworthy - which is paid back to him by his loyal companion diligently. 🙂

    Maybe the end of Saab is - in addition to the pansies in the press controlled in Germany - also because of that? With other manufacturers you had to buy a new car after 200tkm.

    Are you allowed to know what a brilliant engine is working so reliably? TiD? Or a gasoline engine?

    With the diesels it was always said that only the old taxi engines in the 200 D with 50 HP achieve such high mileage, the modern, sophisticated common rail units never. At Saab you can always see that there is another way!


Comments are closed.