2004 Saab 9-3 2.0T Vector Convertible (2020-2021)
This car was a mistake purchase to be honest. But it didn't stop me spending money on modifications,
BSR induction kit and Noobtune remap!
However, I think the previous owner knew full well what was wrong with it when he sold it and when I asked if it leaked he said no. Oh boy did it bloody leak!
It was a participant in the COVID MOT extension scheme, which meant that the MOT was due when the car wouldn't really be driven due to being a convertible. When I finally did decide to drag it out of its winter slumber, and clean ALL the mould off thanks to the leak, this was the lovely MOT failure sheet I was presented with:
Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):
- Offside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (5.2.3 (e))
Repair immediately (major defects):
- Nearside Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour (4.4.3 (a))
- Offside Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour (4.4.3 (a))
- Dipswitch does not operate immediately when selected on main beam (4.1.3 (b))
- Oil leaking excessively from engine (8.4.1 (a) (i))
- Front Brake disc significantly and obviously worn both (1.1.14 (a) (i))
- Nearside Rear Lower Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn front arm outer joint (5.3.4 (a) (i))
- Offside Rear Lower Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn arm outer joint (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):
- Battery insecure but not likely to fall from carrier (4.13 (a) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
- Nearside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Needless to say, its next stop was the scrapyard.