eBay You are looking at a 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen convertible.
This was the last year of the Viggen, and one of only 109 made in black that year. It may be one of the last ones ever made in fact, due to its late production date. (5/02)
The good: Low miles, awesome paint and body, runs and drives well, over $7500 in receipts in recent service for clutch, suspension, wheels, tune up, entire cooling system, etc. (see pics)
The bad: The front seats are very worn, the power top doesn’t work (but works by hand manually just fine), the rear brakes could use adjusting/replacing.
There are two keys, all the books and service receipts, and no lights on the dash.
Overall this is a car worthy of putting some TLC into.
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This Saab has a CLEAR MASSACHUSETTS TITLE. It also has a CLEAN CARFAX showing NO ACCIDENTS and NO ISSUES. I believe there to be an ERROR with the ebay provided Autocheck report. That report shows no accidents, too. It appears that many FLEET designated auction cars are branded incorrectly with Autocheck reports. I make no representations or guarantees either way, but common sense tells you that it's hard to have a unibody/structural damage if there's no accident, or any repair made thereafter that branding by the auction.
I've done some more research and this is what I found, and it makes sense:
Question: How can most cars be listed as frame/unibody damage on autocheck from fleet sales companies at auction, but not listed on the carfax?
Answer 1: Fleet and lease companies announce frame damage all the time because they do not want any buy backs. Technically when someone has a car in a Fleet group or an individual leases a car the lease company has NO idea if it has frame damage or not, the some lease company will sell ALL there cars with possible frame damage because they want No responsibility. The reason why it shows up on autocheck and not carfax is because nearly all auto auctions use autocheck and not carfax and the auctions and autocheck do not report this info the carfax.
Fleet/Lease- all this means it was put into a fleet company or it could have been a rental car or it was leased to a private party from new and that is what I would base a Saab to be.
Answer 2: I am a certified vehicle inspector at one of the leading auto auctions in the nation and I have a serious problem with the Autocheck reports. I inspect more than 100 cars a week and we as an auction have to announce frame damage to all the prospective buyers/dealers EVEN IF there is a small scratch on the frame. In my career of more than 16 years, I have reported frame damage in 100s of cars which were almost close to perfect in functionality and reliability but there were either a hole in Quarter panel (which is caused by the paintless dent removel to remove a dent, which is very superficial) or a ding or dent in the floor (which can be caused by a curb or driving fast on the gravel roads) both of these are very superficial and does not caused any harm to the mechanical and functional part of the cars. If Autocheck reports frame damage and there is no accident on the car, then there is a huge possibility that the car was not in accident and frame damage is a minor ding/dent/weld of the frame which is not a big deal. Instead of relying on Autocheck reports and their announcement, buyers should get the cars checked out at ASE certified mechanic and see If they are buying a reliable car or not.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||YS3DP75G027015676||Mileage:||109003|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Model:||9-3|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Black||For Sale By:||Dealer|