I’m posting this one as a follow-up as Ted S had been contemplating this one for a little while and eventually took the plunge after obtaining some pricing information from another visitor here. Nevitz had recently purchased a 9-3 SportCombi and done a fair bit of research, which he passed on to Ted prior to the final purchase decision.
Ted’s SportCombi finally arrived this week and if you’ve been reading all the comments, he’s currently biding his time until the run-in period is finished.
The owner’s manual also says no wide open throttle or running the engine over 5000rpm for the first 1800 miles of driving – that is killing me for the record.
Ted’s an automotive prof at Cuyahoga Community College and a GM World Class Technician, so it’s fair to say he knows his stuff. I read his purchase of the SportCombi has a pretty darn good endorsement, myself, and the fact that he seems to be over the moon about getting hold of it puts a smile on my dial.
Congratulations on the new arrival, Ted!
Here’s a pic. As you can see, Ted’s wasting little time in finding out what makes the Combi tick.