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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,945
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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
20
writes:
Pretty similar to the Audi, but better handling, more pickup, and overall more comfortable
Power Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"It felt like it had way more pickup"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"The Trunk in the Saab is massive compared to the Audis"
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
65
1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S ConvertibleReview:

You Either Love It Or Hate It! — Well firstly it's not a convertible, it's a Talladega, this application didn't have my trim on the o...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
18 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
24 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
155 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
155 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.3:1
9.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.39 in x 3.82 in
3.39 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 12.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.9 in 182.6 in
Width 70.9 in 67.4 in
Height 57.1 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 105.3 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Carbon Gray Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Java Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Laser Red
  • Nocturne Blue Metallic
  • Oak Metallic

Option Packages

  • Navigation Radio
  • Navigation W/Bose Audio
  • Premium PKG
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible

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