Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 23:42:04 +0200
From: "Johan Beikes" <j.beikesnopsamdoo.nl>
Subject: Re: Saab 9/3 2.2 Diesel


If you are really thinking of buying the car, i would try to get some warranty of the dealer. Maybe you can negotiate with him that in case of high oil consumption, you get your money back. I personally wouldn't worry too much, but i thought i mention it, as you have a right to know, in my view. Anyway, i am very happy with the car and will go for the new 9-3 with the 2.2. TiD, there is no doubt in my mind. Wish you good luck in taking some difficult decisions... "dave gore 2002" <dave.gore2002nopsamin.net> wrote in message news:9wpj9.2186$nh2.98661nopsamfep1-win.server.ntli.net... > Dave g wrote > > I was the original poster about the 2.2 diesel, I will admit it is in some > ways a little worrying about the oil consumption of the engine, I have a > diesel Rover now which we are looking to replace with the Saab and it > doesn't use any oil between 12000 mile oil changes but at the same time my > father got a new Rover with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and it uses a lot of > oil, even now with 20000 miles on it, but it was much worse when he first > bought it > > he checked it out with the engineer when the car was new and he told him > that the new engines run at such a high temperature that it caused a lot of > oil consumption, but getting back to the Saab as you point out it doesn't > seem to be every engine so it may be the way the cars are run in when new, > but the car we are looking at it a garage demo car with 11000 miles on the > clock so if it wasn't properly run in as it was being used by lots of people > maybe it is asking for trouble > > Dave > > > "Johan Beikes" <j.beikesnopsamdoo.nl> wrote in message > news:3d8e1ecd$0$87568$8fcfb86bnopsam.wanadoo.nl... > > This "known feature" seems to vary quite a bit, if you look at the > postings. > > Some have high oil consumptions and some don't! I wonder why these > > differences; could it be a matter of breaking-in the car, when brand new? > > > > rgds, > > Johan > > "TNi" <timo.niiranennopsameu.fi.remove> wrote in message > > news:928E5D200timoniiranennokiacomnopsam.europe.nokia.com... > > > j.beikesnopsamdoo.nl (Johan Beikes) wrote in > > > <3d863572$0$87556$8fcfb86bnopsam.wanadoo.nl>: > > > > > > >hi Dave, > > > > > > > >I drive a company (lease) car, jan 2001 9/3 diesel. Apart from a little > > > >excessive engine oil consumption during breaking-in (1 liter in 5000 km > > is a > > > >bit much), i had no problem whatsoever. Car is now at about 56k km and > > still > > > >running very smooth. There seem to be some folk out there who complain > > about > > > >excessive engine oil consuption. If you search by a few keywords in > this > > > >group, you will probably find some postings. > > > >However, mine runs great and is very responsive. Diesels of about two > > years > > > >old will have the 115 bhp engine. As of sept 2000 (MY 2001) they > started > > to > > > >sell the 125 bhp diesels. I would go for that one, if i were you. > > > > > > > >hope this helps! > > > > > > I have also 2001 9/3 125 bhp diesel (>61k km). No problems so far. It is > > true > > > that this car consumes some oil but I think that is a "known feature" > > which is > > > mentioned in user's manual (at least in finnish version), so I am not > > worried > > > about it. Anyway, for me it was love at first test drive! ;-) > > > > > > Best regards, > > > > > > Timo > > > > > >

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