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Funny Ad: “Piece of Sh*t Saab 2004 9-3 Arc Convertible”

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One disappointed owner of the Saab 9-3 Convertible car decided to sell it.

According to the ad text, the owner of this car was a big Saab fan,  but because of the large number of problems he was disappointed in the car. He replaced many of the key parts in the car, also he got the Tech-2 unit.

Due to the large number of problems he became an Saab expert. Because of all this, he has been selling this convertible cheaply:

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I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 Convertible in rough shape. It doesn’t run anymore due to an issue with recognizing the key. I bought a new CIM (Center Integration Module,) ISM (Ignition Switch Module,) I haven’t replaced the ECU. I have new unprogrammed keys and a new SCL (Steering Column Lock,) as well as a new CIM.

This issue with this car is that when you plug the key into the ignition it won’t recognize it as valid despite being a valid key. This is a common issue with these cars but not to this extent, I’m now intimately familiar with every component in this stupid system.

Saab Convertible for Sale
Saab Convertible for Sale

I also have a Tech 2 I’m willing to throw in for a little extra. Hell that thing is probably worth more than the car. I’m totally willing to work with you on this thing too. If you want to buy and ECU I’ll give the immobilizer code and we can work on programming it together to see if we can get the car to drive away.

Other things: Blue, scratched on the right rear quarter panel.
Leather interior – Arc trim level
ICM II Stereo with the Bose package
Soft top convertible, both rear main lift cylinders replaced after puking.
Bumper is shot to sh*t
Missing a little grille on the front.
2 NEW keys ready to be programmed
Tech II Diagnostic/Programmer if you want it
The trunk is in shambles due to me constantly f***ing with the trim back there.
Tow package.
Needs new sway bar bushings, I have them and can help you put them in if you want.
I also have a new wheel bearing. It doesn’t need one, but you can have it if it ever does.

Truth be told I now hate this car. I’ll do whatever to takes to get this out of my driveway. Make me an offer, the price is NOT firm. This car made me a Saab expert, something I never wanted to be. Its got a clean title.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


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