RabidBullFrog
RabidBullFrog New Reader
1/14/20 3:06 a.m.

NMNA

Sounds like a lot of fun for the money!

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/14/20 12:49 p.m.

The pictures won't show up for me. 

RabidBullFrog
RabidBullFrog New Reader
1/14/20 4:12 p.m.

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/15/20 8:26 a.m.

Dang. I had an 03 ARC a couple years ago that was a manual, and it was fun. I didn't realize that they got a turbo v6 eventually. 

 

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/15/20 8:27 a.m.

That is very tempting. Would likely be a decent challenge car or daily driver. I really need to forget that I saw this. 

Robbie
Robbie MegaDork
1/15/20 9:49 a.m.

In reply to AWSX1686 :

I'll help:

R title. Mad rust on rear fender. Seller notes the already sketchy electronics. I have a good buddy who was a Saab tech for many years. If these go, it's usually the modules themselves, which aren't cheap because they all are bad. And then you need to reprogram them to the car and stuff. 

The v6 turbo also isn't the engine you want. You want the Ecotec turbo version.

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/15/20 10:12 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Thanks. lol

Kingkong
Kingkong New Reader
1/15/20 6:13 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

The V6 Turbo in the later model Saabs are easily tunable and they are common to see 350-400hp with a tune and bolt-ons.  You may be thinking of the non-turbo V6's in the earlier models that no one should ever touch.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
1/16/20 1:22 p.m.

The V6T in the 9-3 Aero is a member of the GM "High Feature" V6 family still found in their cars and trucks today, not the boat anchor 3.0L from the Catera they foisted upon the earlier 9-5's with a V6T. These ones are a 2.8L and are a decent engine. These would be on my list for a cheap, fast DD.

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