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      10-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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Totally agree have had saabs in past and the 93 aero I had back in 2008 for a few weeks was an amazing car while shared so much with vectra you could not compare the two real shame they have gone as they where starting to look amazing
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      10-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #24
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Cheers mate, I truly believe that i have got one of the last great Saabs, a future classic
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      10-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #25
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My old man had a Saab 3.0tdi estate new in like 99-2k ish time, was a quick diesel at the time. Can't remember the HP but was nippy.
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      10-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #26
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i had one of these in 2008 when the ttid first came out, i did 64000 miles in two years. The only two issues i had were a valve fault in the engine which was rectified on later cars and an actuator problem in the turbo (which could happen to any car).

Other than the fact that it is poorly screwed together, i regret swapping it for an Audi A4, so much so, i swapped the Audi for a 93 carrlson, but ended up not being able to afford 26 mpg (at 30000 miles pa) so now have a 3.0d.

Easily tunable, not sure if Hirsch are still going but BSR did a plug n play box taking the car to about 214 bhp.

i found it comfortable and a car easy to drive with little hassle associated with the brand, unlike the Audi. If they were still in business I'd have another, probably the sport wagon in ttid form.
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      10-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #27
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Saab are very well recognised for their turbo cars, one of the first manufacturers to produce a car with a turbo

The 99 Turbo is perhaps one of the most iconic and infamous cars of the last few decades, and in my mind probably the best car that Saab ever produced.

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      10-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #28
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Good luck with the new motor Aaron. Seems ashame your selling the E90 you had the motor looking perfect. Did you ever fit the msport rear bumper .
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      10-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #29
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Good luck with the new motor Aaron. Seems ashame your selling the E90 you had the motor looking perfect. Did you ever fit the msport rear bumper .
thanks mate, yeah i got it fitted, looks fantastic on the car. I know the car looks great, but the trouble i have had, combined with the lack of power, i just feel now is the right time to move on.



I know the new owner will love it for what it really is, instead of me always wanting it to be something better.
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      10-14-2012, 03:12 PM   #30
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What was the E90 mate ?
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      10-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #31
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it was a 318d E90 122bhp remapped to 170bhp, so the Saab is a nice upgrade
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      10-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #32
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got her home yesterday, so pleased
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      10-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #33
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Got the Saab home a few days ago, here are a few shots of the interior





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      11-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #34
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Well i've been a bit busy this week, getting the car into shape now, did a few bits n pieces to it.

Think it looks a lot better now

First of all, i de-chromed the car, the previous owner went a bit chrome crazy.

Replaced the BBS centre caps with Saab ones



Fitted a boot lip spoiler



Then got my tints done, went to James at Carnology again, the only guy i'd ever go to, absolute top man and great at what he does. It was getting dark in the evening when i took these pics so its making the tints look darker, but they are more of a factory look, 20% instead of the 15% i went for on my BMW.








Wont be doing much more to it, maybe some wheel spacers in the near future but im looking to keep it really tidy.
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      11-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #35
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Looks really well. I'd be seriously tempted to debadge the rear too. Or at least the Aero TTiD bit.

And when I had mine I always fancied one of those windscreen scrapers that fit it the secret bit/dummy handbrake part next to the passenger seat. Only ever came across ones for LHD though

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      11-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #36
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Looks really well. I'd be seriously tempted to debadge the rear too. Or at least the Aero TTiD bit.

And when I had mine I always fancied one of those windscreen scrapers that fit it the secret bit/dummy handbrake part next to the passenger seat. Only ever came across ones for LHD though
Yeah was thinking of taking 93 off the rear and putting the Aero badge in its place

Windscreen scraper? you got any links or pictures of that bud?
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      11-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #38
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I'm guessing the plate used to read more like Aaron before the PSNI had a chat??
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      11-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #39
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      11-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #40
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I'm guessing the plate used to read more like Aaron before the PSNI had a chat??
Yeah man, got it in one. Always getting tortured by the cops for my plate, they even reported me to the DVLNI who said if i was caught misrepresenting my number plate again then they would take it off me

Used to look like this

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      11-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #41
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Looks very nice,hope that you have lots of hassle free motoring!
Keep us posted on how you develop it over the coming months...
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      11-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #42
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Thanks buddy, much appreciated and will do
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