Review: 2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo X
More on the Saab 9-3: http://www.autobytel.com/saab/?id=32973
For 2008, Saab 9-3 benefits from more powerful engines and a radical new
front and rear-end redesign. The cabin is largely unchanged. Saab claims
that, in addition to the new look, front, side and rear, it has made some
2157 changes to the details of the 9-3.
Check out more on http://www.myride.com/?id=31123
~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh
Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little:
-Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured.
-First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has
limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear.
- three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted.
But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost
Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a
lot faster between 0-150kmh, but
these Saabs are faster from
150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line.
-A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses
traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and
then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh).
Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear.
With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three
gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th
gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone
changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile
race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any
incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please
see my other videos.
Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min.
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
In this video I give a full in depth review and tour on a 2000 Saab 9-3
hatchback. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine,
start it up, and give a short drive and the details of it. A through
review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation
of the vehicle.