2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible
2.3L Turbo Inline 4 (new engine, see below), TD04HL-15T Turbocharger5 Speed manual164k miles (63k miles on the engine. Replaced by Petersen Automotive in Skokie, IL. 2 yrs ago)28-32MPG!! Depending on how you drive it..Silver ext. Black int.No check engine lights or warning lights.No rust, no damage, incredibly clean inside and out, top and bottom.Everything is working great - Heat, AC, Convertible top, windows, stereo, etc. All Stock! Stock turbo, stock everything, no mods or special tunes. Even the exhaust is stock with the exception of a new flex pipe welded in by a Euro shop near me about 2 months ago.Clean/clear Illinois title in hand.I have 6 vehicles, and don't have the time or space to devote to them all anymore. Sadly the Saab needs to go. I'm sure I will regret selling it.
In the photos I included some original photos from when I purchased it (4/2017), and newer ones from just yesterday (5/14/18). I do have the cover from the engine that's missing in the photo. I also have at least 3 dozen other pictures of the car, so please message me if you have any questions or need any other pictures!
Good stuff + What's brand new:Starts every time, no drag or delay in starting either, it's perfect.No boost issues or any problems, acceleration is pure bliss.Recently serviced for a noisy belt and loud exhaust ($588, have all receipts): New tensioner, new exhaust flex pipe, new belts, oil change/filter/drain plug.Mobil1 Synthetic 10w30 and New bosch oil filter w/ new oem nut/washer for oil pan drain - done 150-200 miles ago.Only 93 octane premium fuel was used, nothing less.
A new CPS is included, but was never installed. Ended up not needing it.New Saab badges for hood and rear trunk.New cabin air filter (Nordic)New air filter, oem.Brand new dark 20% tints completed in March.All rubber trim treated with rubber rejuvinator, and where rubber meets rubber it was treated with new motor oil to lube those areas to stop rubbing/squeaking.
Convertible top was just treated with 303 protectant 2 weeks ago. Made a HUGE difference in noise levels while driving, and random leaks during rainy times. I was only ever out in the rain 2 times with this car. It sits in the garage most of the time.Brand new engine and transmission mounts done in September 2017. Never installed/new Shapeways jack point covers for the sides (see photos). Leave them blue for a cool look, or paint to match in silver.Brand new in box Wind deflector ($190!)Headlights converted to bright LED's (8000 lumens, 6500k color, BRIGHT)Reverse lights converted to LED. License plate lights converted to LED. HVAC lights converted to LED. Tires are in great shape. Shifter is tight, feels amazing.Key ignition is tight, no wiggles or weird behavior, feels like new.New Battery + terminals. DIC and Spark plugs (NGK) replaced less than a year ago. I will include the original DIC in case you'd like to rebuild it or re-purpose it. AC/Heat work amazingly.New radio antenna.New stereo, amp, subwoofer and crossover/component speaker sets on the front doors and rear panels. I can send you photos of the install if you'd like. Original Saab stereo system and bracket IS included with the car.Replacement engine installed 2 years ago (8,000 miles ago), with a 2.3L from a 2007 9-5 Aero. The 9-5 Aero has the exact same B234R engine that the Viggen does, so this is a correct engine to have put into the car. This was done by Petersen Automotive in Skokie, IL., the replacement engine had 55k miles on it, meaning this Viggen has 63k miles on the engine!! The original motor was oil slugged and the original owner replaced it. Petersen is a well known Saab shop in the area and I trust them to have done the work perfectly, but this was done before I owned the car. I DO have the receipts for this engine replacement and you can call or visit the shop to verify.
What it needs:The top has a tiny leak in the back where 2 small tears are. Easily patchable or replace the whole top for around $400 installed. Driver side sun visor is broken where it latches to lock in place (closed) at the pivot pin. Replace for $15-20 or fix with glue. Door windows rattle a bit while they are down and you go to open/close the doors.Climate control display panel works fine but on a cold start some of the display area doesn't come up right away. A whole new hvac unit ranges from $30-80 used, or get a new display panel for $35-40 and just replace it, everything else works great.Needs rear brake pads, rotors are fine. Calipers will need cleaning and lubing. $100-150 repair all in. It brakes perfectly fine right now, but they will need to be done soon.Front lower ball joints will need checking soon, they are fine for now but consider replacing sooner than later. $100-150 repair all in.Passenger side fog light fell off it's track, works fine but needs to be pushed into place and then re-screwed back on. Works fine but the angle is off due to this. Needs a front tow hitch cover ($26 on shapeways.com, I can provide the exact link to the cover if needed)Has a whine/buzz sound on the new stereo install. Have not had the time to investigate it. Is most likely a bad ground somewhere. You can't hear the buzz when the volume is turned up, but at least wanted to mention it.1 bulb on the gauge cluster has died, I have replacement LED bulbs to replace all the gauge bulbs and they are included with the car, it just needs to be done still. Stereo install needs some wiring clean up, nothing major!
Quick notes on vehicle history: For a Saab that spent its entire life in Michigan and Illinois, it is in shockingly excellent condition. There is no rust under the car, or anywhere else. The only rust I found was a little bit at the mounts where the driver side front seat bolts to the floors, that's literally all there is.There was a very minor accident resulting in a replaced front bumper in 2011. No dents or bends anywhere to be found, so repairs were done well. The duplicate/corrected title was me. I lost my title and had to submit for a duplicate title in Feb-March this year. It failed emissions due to an evap canister/exhaust gas leak error code, which was fixed. No errors or lights on the dash at all since that fix.
Shipping / Payment policy:Please see checkout instructions for payment details. $500 Paypal deposit only, remainder must be paid for in cash or personal/cashiers check only, and check must clear my bank prior to releasing the signed IL title to the buyer. The $500 deposit can be paid for via non-transaction/gift method on Paypal, or please add the 3-3.5% fee so the actual down payment is $500, and not $500 - 3% paypal fee ($17-19 or so). I will accept a $500 down payment, not a $483 down payment :)
I will be happy to be available for pick up by either the buyer or a shipping carrier for transporting the Saab. I will not coordinate or pay for the shipping or delivery of this vehicle. It is the buyers responsibility to schedule and coordinate pickup or shipping.
|“In very good condition overall. Needs very little to be perfect. Many service records and receipts, has had excellent maintenance and is an outstanding example of a spectacular Swedish power house.” |
| Year: || 2000 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || YS3DP75G9Y7015765 |
| Mileage: || 164,000 || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |
| Make: || Saab || Transmission: || Manual |
| Model: || 9-3 || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Trim: || Viggen || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || 2.3L inline 4 B234R, Mitsubishi Turbo || Options: || CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats |
| Drive Type: || FWD || Safety Features: || Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags |
| Power Options: || Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats || Exterior Color: || Silver |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Interior Color: || Black |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller |