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02-05-2009 05:44 PM
viggenkid there is a Lazer Red vig for sale in NH with some pretty awesome modifications in that price range.
02-05-2009 05:41 PM
soggy I would advise against buying an '03.

I've had my SS since '04 and I'm at 60k miles on it, and I've loved every mile.
02-02-2009 06:17 AM
someguy Depends on what his driving needs are. If he spends more time in the car and on the highway then the 9-3SS may be a good call, its a nice place to spend miles.

My cousin has a 2002 WRX that I drive all the time and its a great car. The 2002 had some trany problems and his WRX with less miles has already gone through a clutch and the shifting feels a bit worn. That may just be him though and the car lived 20,000 miles in SLC (hills.) Fuel economy blows. I recently put 18,000 miles on a 2005 9-2x (subaru 2.5rs) in 5 months and I didn't die but the noise and the seats got to me. Its a great car but for comfort and distance the 9-3 wins hands down.

If he has a long commute and/or values comfort the 9-3 is great (also amazing MPG).
If he only needs the car for short trips or really likes a more raw feel the WRX wins.

BTW Here's a shameless plug for my 9-3 that is for sale in North Jersey.
02-02-2009 06:14 AM
Jameson The front ends can make clunking noises which is usually due to the sway bar bushings/end links. The radios can be a pain, amps, speakers, etc.

03' was the first year. Generally many say to get an 04+.
02-02-2009 06:06 AM
suggestions for a new car

What up guys!

Well... Biggest news in my family is that my pops wants to give his old car (02 bmw 325xi), and buy a new car. He saw this ad on craiglist and wanted me to do some research on the model.

There it is. he was wondering if there are any known issues with the 03 9-3 sedans... I suggested getting wrx, another 3 series, maybe a older s4?

He has about 8-12k to spend on the new ride, any suggestions?

Here are some of my own...

I know he'd like a 2001/2002 2-door SE 9-3... But I can't seem to find any deal, or well... even ads on those saabs =\

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