Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 06:03:44 GMT
From: timo.niiranennopsameu.fi.remove (TNi)
Subject: Re: Saab 9/3 2.2 Diesel


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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