1999 SAAB 9-3 SE Convertible 2.0L turbo from UK and Ireland
Won't start. Doesn't even turn over!
Had it for a week as of today. All fine till I tried to start it yesterday!! Nothing - engine wouldn't even turn over. All display panels lit up, seat belt sign and ding working, but just dead. It's probably best if I leave a comment later when the mechanic's been!!!
Apart from that, when the top's down it looks fantastic, and for the little time I drove it, it was fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th May, 2015
11th May 2015, 10:20
Just a quick update. The mechanic called round last evening, told me it was just the battery that was flat, so jump leads out and hey presto it fires up straight away. So took the car for a drive to put some charge in battery and all's good so far. This morning it started first turn, so decided to take it to the local MOT station I use, and asked him to just check for the dreaded bulkhead crack!!!! And fantastic news, not a sign of it, so it's straight on eBay and order a bracket and brace for it. After all, prevention is better than cure as they say.
11th May 2015, 14:21
If the engine doesn't turn and all the lights are on, it probably is the starter. Shouldn't be too much of a headache for you, hopefully!
10th Jun 2015, 14:56
Been a month of ownership now, and no problems with starting since my first post.
Firstly I put on a steering rack and brace kit; what a difference that makes. Then I saw a dreaded puddle under the rear passenger side by the back wheel - the dreaded leaky rams. So found a set of four on eBay, and fitted them this morning. A bit awkward, but job done, so now all's good. If anyone needs to know anything about fitting them themselves, just give me a shout, I'll be pleased to help.