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Saab 9-3 2.0T: Knight-6

Post By: Benjamin Dyken

Date: 12/05/2023

The Story

I inherited my love for Saabs from my parents. Growing up, there was always at least one Saab in the driveway, so during my senior year of high school I decided I wanted to get one too. I worked hard, sold some of my things, and saved my money and in the last few months of school I was finally able to take this car home, but after owning it for a few months I got discouraged. It was my first car and all I could afford, but people told me to just sell it or get something different because it was a slow automatic with no recognition or support here in the states, and for a while I believed them. But after spending the summer with my car and realizing how much it meant to me and all the fun experiences I had with it, I fell back in love with it, so much that I even wrote my midterm college essay on it. Now, I'm keeping the car and building it the way I want to for ME, not anyone else, and I'm not going to let anyone stop me from enjoying what I worked so hard to have. My goal is to have it finished in 4 years, by the time I graduate, and while it may not be the lowest, coolest, and definitely not the fastest car out there, it's mine and I love it. Alex said it best: "..it doesn't matter if it's a civic, a 323, or some sub $5,000 car your parents bought you. Enjoy it. Enjoy it as much as you can before jumping into something else. If you don't enjoy what the slow car can teach you, there's a chance you may never learn to love what a fast car can give you."

Current Setup

  • Performance: BSR open air intake + straight pipe exhaust
  • Suspension: BC Racing BR Coilovers
  • Wheels: BBS RK004 Wheels (restored)
  • Performance: Maptun Performance Slotted + Vented Front and Rear Brakes
  • Performance: Aero trim rear brake calipers
  • Exterior: Aftermarket duckbill-style spoiler

Planned Upgrades

  • Tires: Yokohama YK-GTX AS

Gallery

Benjamin Dyken

Just a college kid trying to build a cool car and take some cool pictures -2006 Saab 93 2.0T