2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible
2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible
Like any car owners, Saab drivers use the car as a status symbol. In the same price echelon as offerings from car companies like BWM, Mercedes, Audi and Volvo, the Saab falls under the luxury car umbrella. Saab has an under the radar status. Tom Barnicoat former CEO of Endecol and Saab enthusiast called it the anti-brand brand. It doesn't have the same flash as a Benz or Beamer -- hip-hop stars aren't rapping about it. It's the type of car that proclaims status to those in the know, without excess.
For consignment a two-owner convertible 9-3 model. This car shows areas of some wear, but mechanically is well maintained, and consigner states has awesome power. Some new parts (ie front seats, and convertible top) have car presenting in overall fair to good condition.
Hazelnut Metallic paint covers all the heavy steel panels known to the Saab brand. Some areas of fading, and staining (especially on the hood) are noted, and underlying rust is pushing the paint off at the belt line crease behind the passenger door. The sport package has been added which features the metallic paint, an aerodynamic body kit, 17” wheels, and a rear spoiler. As noted, a new convertible top, fully insulated with rear defogger inside, has been installed and works flawlessly. A noted Saab front headlight wiper system is seen.
Newer replacement custom driver and front passenger bucket tan leather seats which are heated, and feature various power adjustments with memory buttons, are installed. Fronting these buckets is a leather wrapped steering wheel, and instrumentation is imbedded in a carbon fiber dash plate in front of the telescoping steering wheel. Cruise control, CFC free Air Conditioning, climate control, power windows, power and heated rear view mirrors, and tinted glass are just a few of the options noted. The rear seat will fold down allowing access to the trunk space and adds significant cargo area if needed.
A 2.0 Liter, 16V High Output turbocharged 4-cylinder engine sits in the original and unrestored but clean engine bay. This engine produces 205hp and pushes power to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Showing typical wear for a 2003 100,000+ mile car some surface rust, is present but unremarkable. Power rack and pinion steering and 4-wheel ABS brakes, and an overall well-maintained solid car.
When the first owner of this car out grew it due to having an expanding family, our current consigner seized the moment and purchased it for his wife. Both have enjoyed this car immensely and are in awe of its turbo power. Some paint issues, a bit of wear on the passenger door interior handle, but overall a nice example of the safe reputation Saab.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.