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Title: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 27 December 2017, 10:40:50 AM
Well when the weather gets a bit better, and I get the chance to perhaps wash and polish the car, I may try to get some better pics. But for the moment, these are some pics I have of what Santa got me for Xmas (with a little help from myself, of course ;) as he couldn't fit it in the sleigh!!).......
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 27 December 2017, 10:42:47 AM
And first trip into town, and I managed to find a trusty older brother to park behind!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 01 January 2018, 10:57:03 PM
Ooh look...I've never had a turbo gauge on any car I've had before :D Mind you, none of them bar a Zafira diesel had a turbo!!!! And that didn't need a gauge :D
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: sgould on 02 January 2018, 12:23:29 AM
Sadly, the gauge is a bit of a fake!  It does measure the "engine load" and is a measure of an ECU calculation.  But it's not connected directly to the inlet air.  So it's not a boost gauge.  It can be used for some diagnostics, but I can't remember what. ::)
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Xenielnut on 04 January 2018, 09:49:37 AM
Your car is very beautiful. I like it a lot. It is a very good car. I think you can take care of it.
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Kev_Mc on 11 January 2018, 11:37:55 AM
Like that but will look a lot better with your new Saab centre caps (assuming they fit)!
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 12 January 2018, 06:35:42 AM
Thanks Kev, yeah I hope so. The jury is still out on the alloys. I keep wondering whether to put it back on a set of standard Saab 17" alloys.....but then I look at these and quite like them. They need a refurb at some point as they are all scuffed, and one has corrosion too, so debating whether to refurb and keep the anthracite colour, or change them to silver......
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 14 January 2018, 02:41:31 PM
Here's a better side profile......
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 25 February 2018, 02:44:46 AM
Saab by night.....
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 03 March 2018, 09:58:04 PM
Just when you thought it was all thawing and the snow was all melting, I open the front door and.....
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Norfolk Jim on 07 March 2018, 10:59:41 AM
This was my road!!!!
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 19 April 2018, 11:16:11 AM
Any thoughts on whether I should retain the anthracite colour for the alloys?

I was toying with changing them to silver when refurbed, but having seen other alloys in this colour without scuffs, I'm thinking of retaining the colour........ maybe.....

Just need some guidance from the Saab fraternity ;)
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Max Headroom on 19 April 2018, 12:43:09 PM
Holy Cow!

That looks like the same snow we had here, a few weeks back; hard to think of that now as its absolutely glorious outside (but I'm on night shift  :-\  and not enjoying it much)

Personally I'm no fan of Anthracite colour wheels.
Yes they don't show the dirt (or damage), but if you are up to spending time cleaning, polishing and re-sealing wheels then I'm of the opinion that properly reconditioned wheels with a very bright and large flake in the paint finish look utterly stunning in the sun, and when  on a gleaming car.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 22 April 2018, 09:34:21 PM
Well I've had the boy 4 months now, and with all the poor weather - wind, rain, ice, snow, salt, grit etc, I hadn't had a chance to give him a good wash and polish, other than run him through the car wash a couple of times.

Well, today was the day, when I was going to try and do it properly.....and so I did!!!

Found various imperfections I hadn't seen before, but otherwise, this black paint really came up a treat....and the tired and faded plastic trims benefitted from a good dose of Autoglym Bumper Care, possibly for the first time in a long time :)

I didn't do much with the wheels other than wash them, as they really do need a decent refurb, but at least they are cleaner. When I finally get round to putting those Saab centre caps on, it will just finish them off nicely.

See what you think...
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Steve McF on 01 October 2019, 11:00:50 PM
Just had those rear arches done, and he's looking good now. Not shabby....work in progress, but looking less tatty now!!!
Title: Re: 2006 9-3 Aero
Post by: Tuismperd_nr_1 on 16 October 2019, 06:11:09 AM
Your car is looking great.