5k: Late Model Thorsday: 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 6-spd

No Thorsday is complete without a posting of something from those Scandinavian madmen; today’s is a quick look at a late model Saab 9-3 Aero.  We picked this 9-3 because recently it looked like Saab was in a death spiral and would soon join great defunct auto brands, but recent news articles (like this one on autoblog) claim that 9-3 production has started again this week in Trollhättan thanks to Saab’s new Chinese owner — NEVS.  Anyway, don’t bother looking for a Saab dealer in North America as they have been turned into strip malls, but pick up this clean 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero for sale in Santa Monica, CA for $6,700 buy-it-now on ebay.

The 9-3 was built on GM’s global Epsilon platform (Opel Vectra, Cadillac BLS) and is handsome sedan in a clean Audi-like sense, but it still maintains key Saabness.  Quirky, born from jets…whatever, this Saab is powered by a 2.8 liter turbocharged V6 mated to the front wheels that puts out 250 horsepower. 

See a better 6-spd late model daily driver for cheaper? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com