~ 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.
Crash Test: 2007 Saab 9-3
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Insurance Institute for Highway Bumper Crash Test: 2007 Saab 9-3 Front
Full: ,476 Front Corner: ,076 Rear Full: ,722 Rear Corner: 69 Total Damage
in 4 Tests: ,243 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an
independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated
to reducing the losses -- deaths, injuries, and property damage -- from
crashes on the nations highways. The Institute is wholly supported by auto
insurers. For more information about this crash test video visit:
Review: 2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo X
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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.
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Crash Test 2003 - 2009 Saab 9-3 (Frontal Offset Test) IIHS
2009 Top Safety Pick 2009 Saab 9-3 (4-door sedan and wagon models): good
performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Saab 9-3 was redesigned for the 2003 model year.
The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon
version of the 9-3, known as the SportCombi, beginning with its
introduction in the 2006 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. The
side curtain airbags deployed, as intended by Saab (even for frontal
impacts). After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head
brushed the side airbag and its fabric cover. The dummy continued to
rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure
that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of
any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
How to Add an AUX Input to a Saab 9-3
This video shows how to add an AUX input jack to a 2003 or newer Saab 9-3.
Before doing this you might want to look in your center armrest and see if
there's one there already. I had one, I just didn't know it. Oh well... I
like the location of this one better anyway. My car is a 2006. I don't know
what year Saab started adding the AUX input in the armrest, but some of the
earlier cars didn't have them.
Anyway, now I have TWO AUX inputs! :-)
If your car is a 2003 through 2005, go here to see how to connect the wires
directly to the pins on the back of the stereo:
Saab 95 production
Here is a view of several stations on the Saab 9-5 production line. The
9-5, like the 9-3 is a fantastic car! I love Saab alot and I hope you Saab
lovers out there enjoy this insight into what goes on in Trollhatten.
Saab 9-3 ESP In Action
This video shows just how effective the Saab Electronic Stability Program
is on the 2003 and newer 9-3 models.
The video is in Swedish, but basically the first part is with the ESP off
and the next is with it on.
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 XWD Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero.
Released as a late 2010 model, the 2011 now boasts a panoramic glass roof
along with the great redesign. Overall makes the car have a much more
stately appearance and further set it in a more sport/luxury sedan class.
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 and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Saab 9-3 Aero vs Volvo V70
Both cars are optimized, the Saab by Speedparts, 253hp/377nm, the Volvo by
BSR, 265hp/434 nm.
The Saab is an Aero -02 with 205HP originally.
The Volvo is a V70 2.4T with 193 HP originally
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2008 Saab 9-3 Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT:
Saab 9-3. Beyond meatballs and home-assembled furniture, Sweden is also
known as the home of Saab cars, a brand that has prided itself on being
different. So for those who think Audis and BMWs are all too common on
Americas roadways, the Saab 9-3 offers a quirkier sports-luxury
Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Saab 9-3.
Styling advances at Saab tend to be evolutionary, but take our word for it;
in addition to a host of interior and performance upgrades, the exterior of
the latest 9-3 has received more than a freshening. And Saab loyalists can
take heart that funky details like the signature center-mounted ignition
remain on the 9-3. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news
visit http://www.kbb.com today.