2009 (09) Saab 9-3 Vector Sport 1.9 TTiD 180 bhp Convertible, 6 speed Manual. £6,800
First registered on the 28th May 2009 (09) this a one private keeper 78,000 mile vehicle with a full and mainly Saab dealer service history, finished in Jet Black metallic with a dark Grey leather interior.
Specification includes, the superb Saab 1.9 litre 180 bhp twin turbo diesel engine, a 6 speed manual gearbox, 17 inch Saab Alloy wheels ABS, Climate Control with Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, colour coded Toneau and door trims, drivers and front seat passengers front and side Air-bags, Electric Hood, electrically adjustable mirrors, heated front seats, the Saab "Roll Over Protection" system, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), the Saab remote control central locking, immobiliser and alarm system. The Saab Audio system with multi waveband radio, CD player, auxiliary IPod and MP3 player input with steering wheel mounted radio and audio controls and the Saab rear park assist.
The 9-3 Aero turbo diesel uses the superb 180 bhp version of Saab's DTR twin turbo TTiD power unit, this engine is designed to provide instant throttle response throughout the rev range. Two turbochargers, one small, one large, are used. When the driver presses the throttle, the smaller turbo is able to react faster than the bigger unit, so from idle to 1,500rpm, it is used. From there, the second turbocharger is brought into play, while from 3,000rpm on, the larger one works on its own. The engine produces a very useful 400 nm of torque between 1850 and 2750 rpm giving the car a very responsive mid-range acceleration and making for a very relaxed driving technique, hardly any need to change down, just press a little harder on the go pedal and let the engines torque do the rest !
The 9-3 convertible is by far the most practical of the "Rag Tops" a very comfortable four seater that easily has more usable space than its competitors, driving a convertible always involves a degree of compromise between what is functional and what is fun, however the 9-3 keeps these compromises to the minimum. The hood mechanism is both very quick and easy to use, requiring the touch of just one switch to both lower and raise it, the hood is locked in place automatically and has no clumsy mechanical latches to manually fasten.
Originally supplied when new by Saab City of London to its only registered keeper. The cars first five services have all been performed by Cambridge Saab, with services at 9,978 in June 2010, at 20,479 in June 2011, 30,200 in July 2012, at 38,649 in August 2013 and at 45,976 in September 2014, the next two services were performed by an independent garage Wenden Garage Services of Saffron Walden at 54,685 miles in September 2015 and at 66,974 miles in October 2016. As part of the cars preparation for its next owner a full inspection and a Main Service will performed by my preferred local independent Saab trained Saab service and repair specialists JPAutos of Bristol www.jpautosbristol.co.uk A copy of this inspection report, the cars stamped service document and copy invoicing for the service and any maintenance regarded as necessary as a result of the inspection (if any) will form part of the vehicle paperwork at hand over, the car will also be MOT tested.
With a CO2 emissions of 154 GM/KM this vehicles annual rate of VED (road tax) is £190, the six month charge is £104.50.
My business is centred on my home in Oldbury on Severn near Thornbury in rural South Gloucestershire some fifteen miles north of Bristol and twenty miles south of Gloucester, a pleasant and quiet location with the benefit of very good motorway access to all parts of the country.
Mark Arnold consists of myself and my wife Lorraine, we have been heavily involved in the Saab product for well over twenty years, and for the last 15 years our business has been virtually 100 percent Saab, that said if you have a non-Saab part exchange then that is not normally a problem, we can always talk about a deal. You will find doing business with me very informal and relaxed, no pressure just nice cars well-presented and marketed by a dealer with a great deal of experience of the Saab brand and very knowledgeable about the stock he has to offer! Every Saab is appraised, test driven, purchased and then sold by myself, consequently I am fully involved in every part of the process. Each car is carefully prepared for sale, thoroughly checked over and where appropriate fully serviced by highly qualified and experienced Saab technicians, there is a strong emphasis on ensuring that each vehicle will give its next owner a pleasant long term Saab experience.
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My business is located near the town of Thornbury in South Gloucestershire, some 15 miles north of Bristol.
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