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2002 SAAB 9-3 HOT Aero Coupe

Inverness, Highland £650.00
158 days ago
106820 miles
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1985 cc



I'm selling my SAAB 9-3. I've only owned the car since June, having purchased it from the original owner here in Inverness. I bought the car as a little bit of a project but having done some stuff to it, I need to make space for a Focus which is coming next weekend.

Mechanically the car is ok, it has an MOT until January 2018 but has done less than 1200 miles since it's last MOT (105,637 miles). It had an advisory for corrosion on the rear wheel arches, that's all. The car starts fine, but does have a small oil leak, I spoke to the garage that looked after the car (Birrells) and they reckoned it wasn't really much to worry about. The SID self-check is ok, and there are no warning lights on the dashboard, please see attached photos. The front driver side tyre has a slow puncture but would run from weekend to weekend without a problem.

The interior of the car is in great condition. It has electric, heated leather seats which are in very good condition and both the heating and adjustment work fine. The car has Aero spec carbon dashboard and steering wheel. I have replaced the gear knob and gaiter which were a bit tatty and have also fitted an electric auto-dimming rear view mirror. There is not much to fault with the interior at all, the SID has all it's pixels, one or two are missing from the climate control panel but all the functions work. The electric windows work, but the mirrors don't. The car also had the optional premier sound system installed when new.

The exterior of the car is in fair condition. The car has the 17" Aero alloy wheels which are in good condition and the Aero bumpers and side skirts which look great. The colour is Laser Red, the best colour for these cars. As mentioned earlier, there is corrosion on both rear wheel arches but I have tidied them up and bit and painted them, but it's a minor cosmetic improvement, not a proper repair. There are stone chips on the bonnet which I've touched up, I've also replaced the front grille, fitted a new bonnet badge and a new number plate.

There is a problem with the boot. The previous owner reversed into the garage with the boot up so the hinges have become slightly misaligned. The boot opens and closes normally but there is a slight technique to it. The roof line above the boot is also slightly dented. The Aero spoiler was damaged (it took the impact) so it has been removed, I do have a replacement here which I haven't fitted as it needs painted, it's currently silver, but it will come with the car.

I honestly don't know how easy a repair it would be to sort the hinges etc, but if you can live with the few minor dents on the top it shouldn't be too much of an issue. I've also replaced the rear badge and have a new number plate for the back too.

This is the HOT Turbo so it's fast, comfortable and a great colour. The photos speak for themselves but if you want any other specific images let me know and I'll be happy to fire these across to you. I've tried to be as honest as possible with the description but happy to answer any questions. I should also say the car had just been washed in the photos.

I have both keys present for the car and a stack of paperwork for everything that has happened to the car over the years. The car is located in Inverness, IV2, but it isn't currently taxed (it's on a SORN) or insured. Viewing is fine, the car runs and you can come and have a closer look. The ad won't be removed until the car is sold.

Cheers, Neil.

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