We just took a 430 mile trip to Germany and did not stop once. It drives like a dream and we feel like we are sliding down the road. In addition, I couldn't find a manual transmission so I settled for a 5-speed auto. The 9-3 comes in three configurations. The uniqueness of Saab of previous decades is still there in a refreshed edition of the latest 9-3 — introduced in 2004 — with the aircraft-style air vents with joystick-like controls, the ignition switch mounted in the floor between the seats and the black night panel in which all dashboard lights can be turned off except for the speedometer. The cross-wheel part of the equation comes from an optional rear limited-slip differential that can move up to 40 percent of the engine torque between the rear wheels.
Adding an automatic transmission to either the 2. Electric mirrors didn't turn inwards. The road side came useful when the battery died and I got it free! For the latest Saab zero to 60 and quarter mile stats, we have taken the time to gather the most accurate level of information possible. Definitely buy one, but the resale slides a lot depending on your kms. We took it to the dealer and within half an hour it was fixed. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 2.
No Review Date: 1st February, 2006. The seats are comfortable, but I don't like leather because it's a bit slippery. But when things change — even under hard acceleration — the system works in concert with the stability control system and the engine to move torque rearward. I don't know of any new car that does this, only some old cars that are no longer made. Safety equipment is a big part of the standard package including stability control, antilock brakes, active head restraints, side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags. With that in mind, we know that getting data from the best possible source with the best possible level of accuracy is a must, and we believe in delivering the best results down to the tenths of a sec whenever possible. The only way for this to be done would be if the rear cushion pivots out of the way.
Yes Review Date: 24th June, 2006 Faults: Nothing. The lever for height adjustment came off. What designers did to the exterior of the 9-3 is subtle yet advances the look creating a more handsome package. General Comments: Car handles very well. Yes Review Date: 29th September, 2007 Faults: When we first received our car it had an oil leak.
But again when you inject comparisons, the Saab suffers. Faults: Saabs generally tend to steer to the left a tad previously owning 2. After quickly gaining a relaxing position behind the wheel, the standard Saab 9-3 2. There are numerous Saab cars, and each make and model is different. No front wheel slip is required before the rear wheels are engaged.
Small things that make a difference to me. If you want the Saab experience, but need extra space, the 9-3 comes as a station wagon called the SportCombi. Everything from weight to driver experience to tires can have an influence not just on mph times, but on zero to 60 times and quarter mile times as well. If you get the V-6, that engine is made in Australia with some Chilean parts. General Comments: I love this car and thank god for the warranty! If you want the Saab experience, but want open-air fun, it comes in a soft top convertible.
Speed alone is not what makes a good sports sedan. We consider a wide range of things when gathering our quarter mile and zero to sixty sec, including the skill level of the driver, the source of the information, and the specifics related to Saab cars. We tested the system on an airstrip runway and a grassy field in Virginia hill country outside of Washington, D. The convertible is made in Austria. This says a lot of the comfort and gas mileage for this car.
Faults: Slight rattles A few trim items fastener covers have fallen off. These results are based on the latest information on Saab vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available. In normal driving conditions about 90 percent of the torque is directed at the front wheels. We have driven both the wagon and convertible and we very much like both vehicles. People who are anti-Austrian, Australian, or Chilean should consider getting a sedan with a 2. But this Saab is more than ordinary in many other ways. The traditional rounded clam shell hood is still there, which should make Saab traditionalists smile.
Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. This car is easy to handle and is very comfortable. This feature can improve traction on slippery roads and aid in high-speed cornering to keep the car on line. I don't know of any new car that does this, only some old cars that are no longer made. For instance, a well-equipped 2.