6-Speeds, 5-Doors: 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Sport Combi

Snobby Real Saab enthusiasts will claim that the post 90s GM based Saab cars are little more than global platform junk hiding under the ancient symbol of the mythical Scania-Vabis Gripen.  But, they do offer a cool looking alternative to the bland GM junk from the early 2000s.  Find this 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Sport Combi offered for $5,995 near Boston, MA via craigslist.  Tip from Art.

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

The 2000s Saab dash wasn’t as inspired by jets crazy backwards as the early Saabs, but some of the quirky attitude comes through the cheap GM plastic.  For some strange reason the 9-3 wagon was available with a 6-speed manual gearbox with the big engine, something you won’t find very often.

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