2006 SAAB 9-3 20.t

4 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2006 SAAB 9-3 20.t

2006 SAAB 9-3 2.0t

We brought home our new 2006 which sits across our SL500 which sits to our E430 .

MSRP $28,520 as home.

Steel Gray (279)


DOHC 4 cylinder Turbo, 2.0L, 210 HP.


Tires: P215/55R16.


146 MPH (240 kph)


4 discs, ABS, electronic force distribution.


22/31. little hottie of a car gets fuel economy.


Two in two in the front seats and two more the top of each side of the cabin. of these top bags runs front to rear to protect the of rear seat passengers,

Annoying design flaw: is always a bright yellow on your dash telling you the airbag is on (one light) or off (an light next to it). yellow lights on a dashboard WARNING and they constantly our driving making us think we some sort of problem. A car like my Mercedes doesn’t these stupid and distracting and unsafe lights because the airbag deactivation system is enough not to make mistakes or a light.

SAAB Information (SID) Navigation Computer

The is a pain to use compared to the previous The circuitry behind the knob is designed and does not respond or quickly, so you must take life-saving attention away your driving. You have to at the computer as you jiggle the knob for the right mode .Unlike our SAAB, you can’t drive the by feel with your on the road.

The LCDs are green, not orange as the 9-3. They look with heavily aliased The on/off contrast ratio very good, either.

makes the black background more gray at times.

I prefer the computer in our 2002 9-3 .


No sunroof.


Almost all There are some small spots here and there, mostly match the color of the We chose this SAAB our other choices because we told it had leather seats

Baloney, it has vinyl seats a few leather appointments.

It’s to feel the difference between the and vinyl. Your fingers over the leather, but stick across the vinyl. Push finger straight down: the gives like rubber the few leather pieces don’t

The only leather pieces are the pad under your … and the of your back. The side headrests, sides and everything are vinyl.


It drives well. It feels light and It shifts fast and never power. It’s fun to zip around in, more so than other wheel drive cars.

It like a plastic GM rental car you stop. The wood is all fake, and of what’s not plastic is vinyl. The is nice fabric.

The dinky trunk lid feels a Chevy Cavalier, with a All you see in the cockpit is plastic, and not particularly plastic. The plastic has a dull which easily takes and gets glossy.

The trunk lid is and perfectly weighted to close a light touch, so long as on level ground.

There is no steer, the first front drive car I’ve ever without it. I suspect this is a benefit of the ESP system. This is special and makes the 2006 9-3 an outstanding front wheel car to

The engine is only a four, and used to at least eight While driving it sounds a bit a tractor engine at idle. You can it as you drive, except at highway

You can feel it a bit, too. me if I’m harsh, for all I know is the smoothest four on the planet. used to a Mercedes SL500 V8 variable valve timing.

V8 runs so smoothly at idle only the tach lets you it’s running. It also four times what the does, so we could get sixteen cylinders for the same price as my V8.

The SAAB is zippy. It downshifts and goes fast. We only 3800 miles on it so we’re breaking it in gently.

It has a dual speed. it idles at 900 RPM, but if you sit for a few moments, it drops to 700 ROM. weird. It sounds like engine is …. it does to save gas while stopped.

If you take your foot off the and let it creep ahead at idle, it go back up to 900 RPM as it gains speed. it at 900 RPM while driving and moving, and to 700 in an obvious step while for any length of time. Our 2002 9-3 has a stable idle.

Headlights are halogen projectors for low beams, and the beams are also halogen. never driven a car with high beams.


See the comparison between our 2002 and here for all the details.

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