And through suspension modifications and traction control, these Saabs dont involuntarily pull to one side or another under hard acceleration from a standstill. Its difficult to not be sarcastic about cars that steer themselves where they want to go last years models. In a race from 0-60 mph between vs. Pulling up at 5 in this class is the , which races 0-60 mph in 6. Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. And a big, tall trunk.
The result: a less Saab-like Saab, this one bigger, quieter, and more high-tech. With the convertible models, check the hood for signs of rips, leaks or damage. Attention to detail is exemplified by little ideas like the cupholder that does the Saab dance. As it stands, we still feel like we provide some of the most accurate zero to 60 mph test results available today, and we pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the 0 to 60 mph and quarter mile speed data that you are looking for. It helps drivers maintain control by selectively applying the brakes to individual wheels to correct a skid. The turbocharged engine despatches the 0-60 increment in just 7. Joel Levin writes about autos, wine and food, entertainment, and travel copyright Joel Levin 2002 Feedback Do you have any feedback on the Saab 3 series? Vector has 17-inch wheels and the serious look of matte chrome trim.
Also check out the new Featured Page. Structure more than twice as torsionally stiff as the old Cavalier-based model. 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. Saabs with manual transmissions have to be shifted into reverse before you can pull the key out. A clutch assembly is in the region of £250, and brake pads are £50 a set for the fronts and £35 a pair at the back.
We would love to hear from you. A company spokesman claims that production model radios are much improved. And there are other thoughtful things like door handles that can be gripped from top or bottom and opened with gloves on. The Michelin Pilot tires on our 9-5 Aero were superb, quiet, yet responsive for handling and threshold braking. The Linear has 15-inch alloy wheels.
Overall With the 9-3 range, Saab has aimed to offer individuality without the downsides. These results are based on the latest information on Saab vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available. Any opinions or experiences ofyour own? Best 0-60 times are in the low sevens for the Linear, and high sixes for the Arc and Vector with 210 horsepower. The cars weigh around 3200 pounds, very light for their size and space, and an easy load to pull fast with 175 to 210 horses. Incorporates passive rear-wheel steering to reduce understeer and sharpen steering response.
Instead of having to wait for a sudden burst after stomping on the gas pedal, the power now comes on with no rough edges. We found it made the shifting abrupt and less willing, however. One area which is worth checking, especially on the more powerful models, is front tyre wear. However, it's important to note that 0 to 60 times vary greatly, and depending on the source the information may vary. By the stopwatch, the Saabs belong there. In the Normal mode, the transmission works like a normal automatic transmission.
Youll also appreciate the heads-up display in the drivers line of sight that shows audio-system settings and which gear the automatic is in. The data presented by Sportscar Standings are estimates only, are not guaranteed to be accurate, and are subject to change at any time. A well maintained 9-3 should be good for at least a 200,000 miles, so don't be afraid of higher mileage cars. The steering is precise and feeds back sufficient road feel to tell if youre on smooth concrete or nubby asphalt. You can also browse through other fast cars made by Saab by visiting our and pages, or view. However, the console-mounted power window switches would be more convenient if placed on the front doors.
A heavy right foot can see front tyres waving the white flag within 5,000 miles, dependent upon make. The rear discs were made larger and were vented for improved cooling during hard braking. There are lots of controls, but they are decently sized and can be sorted our fairly easily. Speaking of safety, Volvo no longer owns the personal security field. In calling the Linear, Arc, and Vector Sport Sedans, Saab does not want you to confuse their latest progeny with the family mushmobile.
For its part, the Aero feels firm over quick, light bumps. These new guys have crisp handling and sharp reflexes, much like the other members of this competitive class. Gauges can be quickly read. Compare this with the numb and isolated steering of some other vehicles. The chassis jounces up and down a noticeable amount. Check out for actual drag times for 80,000 pro drag racers.