2008 (08) Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0T 210 bhp petrol turbo Convertible 6 speed manual. £7,500

First registered on the 1st March 2008 with the 08 age identifier this is a Saab UK registered and two subsequent private keeper 61,992 mile vehicle with a very good mainly Saab service history, finished in the superb colour combination of Fusion Blue metallic paintwork with the Parchment Leather interior and the very attractive Blue Hood covering.

To discuss this car with Mark, please call 01454 412073.

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First registered on the 1st March 2008 with the 08 age identifier this is a Saab UK registered and two subsequent private keeper 61,992 mile vehicle with a very good mainly Saab service history, finished in the superb colour combination of Fusion Blue metallic paintwork with the Parchment Leather interior and the very attractive Blue Hood covering.

Specification includes the Saab 2.0T Aero 1998 cc 210 bhp turbo petrol engine, ABS, a six speed manual gearbox, Saab ALU65 Alloy Wheels, colour coded rear Aero air foil, Climate Control with air-conditioning, Cruise Control, colour coded Toneau and door trims, Drives and Front passengers front and side Air-Bags, Electronic Stability Program, electrically adjustable door mirrors with powered fold in, headlamp wash, heated front seats, Saab Audio System with a Multi Band Radio a CD Multiplayer and an Auxiliary Input, Saab steering wheel mounted Audio system controls, drivers and front seat passengers front and side Airbags, Electric Hood, the Saab "Roll Over Protection" system, the Saab remote control central locking, immobiliser with alarm system and Saab Rear Park Assist.

A very nice low mileage 9-3 Aero convertible, the 9-3 convertible is by far the most practical of the "Rag Tops" a very comfortable four seater that easily has more useable 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. This car is finished it what I feel is Saabs best colour combination, the Fusion Blue bodywork combined with the Parchment interior and the very hard to find Blue hood fabric makes for an extremely good looking car!

I particularly like this variant of the 9-3 convertible, not everybody likes to drive a diesel, some people prefer the quieter ride and the overall smoothness of a petrol engine, in fact there are many who argue myself included that if your annual mileage is less than 10,000 a year then using a diesel car is in fact a false economy if you factor in the higher long term maintenance costs of a modern diesel engine and the fact that if used principally for short journey a diesel engine will not achieve the desired level of fuel economy. The 210 bhp Aero strikes a nice balance between performance and comfort, this cars 2.0 litre engine provides just the right level of performance for those of us who like to have a good response when pushing on the GO pedal without breaking the bank in terms of running costs, it is reasonable to expect a motorway driving fuel consumption of around 35 mpg if driven sensibly while the overall consumption will be in the region of 30 mpg, again if driven sensibly!

The vehicle has had a total of six Saab services with a seventh performed by an independent, the first three were performed by Lloyd Motors of Carlisle with services at 12,167 miles, 17,145 miles and 19,198 miles, the next three were performed by Ian Allan Motors of Virginia Water with services at 25,013 miles, 31,282 miles and 38159 miles, the most recent service was performed by Chris and Chris Motors of Richmond at 45,009 miles. The car is now due a main service and this service along with a full inspection will be performed by my preferred local independent Saab trained Saab service and repair specialists JP Autos of Bristol www.jpautosbristol.co.uk With a full report to the customer and copy invoicing for the servicing and any remedial work recommended by JP Auto’s (if any) forming part of the cars paperwork at handover. The car will also be MOT tested.

With a CO2 emission level of 213 G/KM this vehicles annual VED charge (road tax) is £285, a six month disc costs £156.75p

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