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Saab 9-3 HOT Aero

Over the weekend, we enjoyed a 7 hour round trip to pick up our new (old) Saab, which just happens to be one of my favourite Saabs of all time, a 9-3 HOT Aero convertible and it’s in just the right colour.

This Saab holds near legendary status in our household, I’ve owned one previously and have wanted another ever since I had to let it go. They’re super comfortable, exceptionally proficient and, in my opinion, rather gorgeous. It’s got great credentials too, the high output turbo delivers 205hp as standard and coupled with a manual gearbox is an exciting Saab to drive, there’s never a dull moment, unless you want one of course.

Plans are already afoot to upgrade things a little, Nordic remap, Abbott dump valve, brakes and braces followed by a couple of small cosmetic tweaks, other than that, this is a Saab to love just as it is.

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10 thoughts on “Welcome home

  1. CONGRATULATIONS.

    Into your new SAAB Aero Cabrio you’ll definitely enjoy.

    Undoubtedly, the steel gray is the perfect color, but take care with the slope of the ramps as they often rub the underside.

    A good mechanical set and you´ll enjoy many years and miles.

    I hope spectacular photos as usual.

    MF

  2. Hello, enjoy your new/old Saab. I too have one. 2001 with the sludge engine. Mine has had the sump drop though. May I ask what is a dump valve and what is its purpose? Keep up this great blog. All the best.

  3. Congrats on your new/old car. She’s a fine specimen and i’ll look forward to the usual picture sets you will be doing in the near future. Keep on SAABing!! 🙂

    • Thanks Kev, seriously straight Aero, haven’t dont too much digging, but drives beautifully. More photos will definitely be coming soon, although not the best weather now 😦

  4. Greetings from Finland, the home of Saab Cabrios! Thank you for this interesting blog and stylish photos. As you might know, these OG Saab 9-3 Cabrios are really made in Finland. Two years ago I bought one from the Netherlands and shipped it home. A Steel Grey Aero, just like yours. Just love it 🙂

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