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#2658 of 3350 Re: To Mortymer and the turbodiesel [snaab1]
Mar 22, 2005 (12:09 pm)
As far as top speed is concerned,I've yet to let my 2 year old Vector run out full but the stability at triple digit speeds is absolutely awesome.As for the claimed top speed,in 1999 two factory stock SAAB 900-SE 5-speed coupes with the 2.0 liter 185 H.P. engine ran at Talledega
superspeedway in a high speed endurance test.Average speed for 25,000 miles (yes...TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MILES)including pit-stops was 140.709 M.P.H..In light of that acheivement I don't think the 210 H.P.,2.0 liter engines should have a problem hitting the claimed 142 m.p.h.!!!!!
Mar 25, 2005 (8:23 pm)
When is a new V6 turbo coming? Are there any design upgrades planned for 2006 model year?
Mar 27, 2005 (8:43 am)
The turbo V6 is the upgrade. The rest of the car will be largely unchanged. Coming in the fall.
#2661 of 3350 Re: V6? [mrblonde49]
Mar 29, 2005 (6:17 am)
The new 9-3 Aeros will have the V6 2.8T. I'm not sure if the Linears and Arcs will have the V6 or if they will keep the 4-cylinder.
#2662 of 3350 Re: V6? [madmax252]
Mar 29, 2005 (6:30 am)
They will keep the 4's. Arc will keep the 210HP 2.0T. I believe that the Linear will keep the 175HP 2.0t, but there are rumors it may get the 2.0T as well
Mar 29, 2005 (12:59 pm)
They should drop the 2.0t and give the Linear the 210hp 2.0T. This would equal or better the competition.
Mar 30, 2005 (6:32 am)
Just picked up my 9-3 Arc. I traded in a BMW 328i as it was getting up there in miles, and expensive to maintain. I'm very impressed with the design of the 9-3 both inside and out. The suspension is not as tight as it should be, and there is a little lag in the turbo. Overall, you can't beat the 9-3 for overall value and luxury. I would be very excited to test out the upcoming V6 2.8T
#2665 of 3350 Re: New Saab owner [docwho]
Mar 31, 2005 (8:11 am)
Hi friends this is my first message in this forum.
Can any one compare bose audio in Mazda 6 to Harman Kardon in Linear and Arcs. Iam struggling to decide between fully loaded mazda 6 and used 2003 Saab 9.3.Also do we get 6cd changer in Saabs? Music is very important to me. The one existing in 2001 9.5 Aero seem to be just OK for me.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
#2666 of 3350 Re: New Saab owner [kjunior]
Mar 31, 2005 (11:45 am)
2003 9-3 doesn't have Harmon Karden (unless maybe if it's a convertible - which was still the oild body style). The stereo in the 9-3SS has been identified as a weak spot, especially in the Linear model. The Arc & Vector/Aero are a little better. I have an arc and changed some speakers and added an amp with a line out converter. Music is important to me, too.
#2667 of 3350 Saab European Delivery
Apr 03, 2005 (10:59 am)
We ordered a 9-3 Arc Convertible yesterday for European Delivery. Anything we should know or anticipate?