So now that I have the car, it’s time to start doing things. Nothing major, but some nice summer projects, in order of priority:

  1. Alignment, check-up, oil change – scheduled for Monday.
  2. Wash, wax, buff out the small clearcoat scratches – as soon as the weather gets nice.
  3. New speakers – as soon as I can figure out how to fit the back ones.
  4. De-badging – I’m thinking I might remove the “SAAB” and “9-3” from the trunk, but I’m not sure yet.
  5. Possibly get some smoked side markers to replace the amber units – I don’t think this would be complicated but I’m on the fence about doing it at all.
  6. Replace the black interior door handles with chrome ones – if I can freaking find any.
  7. Replace the lower center console – the current one has a hole drilled in it and some scratches, so if I can find a cheap one it might be a weekend project.
  8. New tires – maybe around fall, and these would possibly be accompanied by new, larger wheels as well.
  9. Look into getting the one larger scratch buffed out – we’ll see how the car holds up before I decide whether professional cosmetic work is worth it.

So not very much at all; just a bunch of nitpicky little things to keep me occupied and obsessive.