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Published on November 18, 2013 By Jafo In Life, the Universe and Everything

Terry named this 'Sabrina' .... bit of a play on words, I expect.

2007 SAAB 9-3 Aero Cabriolet.

Price was too good to refuse, being 70k AUD off the '07 listed price.

Quaintly...although SAAB is Swedish....this one's German...and the Engine was made in Port Melbourne [Australia] just a 'couple of miles down the road' from me.

Fitted with a Hirsch performance chip the 2.8l V6 Turbo Intercooled produces 202kw [276 hp] at 5670 rpm - or 90% of the 400 nm of torque from 1600 rpm onwards.  They typically don't 'rate' in pursuits such as 0 to 60 times as the first 2 gears of 6 are torque-limited to protect the transmission from ...er .... abuse.

SAAB's are massively underrated and/or overlooked by people looking for performance motoring - and more fool them....keeps their prices down...

For the best-of-both-worlds we've kept 'Natasha' - the '91 SAAB 9000 Turbo [a Giugiaro design] too as it does seat 5 and with a hatchback it can carry all the 'crap' needed when loaded up with 4 Race Officials heading off to the GrandsPrix, etc...

So....

What's your ride? ....


Comments (Page 1)
on Nov 18, 2013

SAAB, Go Sweden Go !! (Know Saab is sold, but it´s soul will always be Swedish)

 

Our (Me n Kitteh´s) Ride:

on Nov 18, 2013

I cannot compete.

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on Nov 18, 2013

" Matilda "

on Nov 18, 2013

'Natasha' is in the background....the '91 SAAB 9000....

The DeLorean is my mate Dave's.  Incidentally...they are BOTH Giugiaro designs.  It's probably 'unfortunate' that the DeLorean only 'looks' the part..... the 9000 is both more practical....AND quicker...

on Nov 18, 2013

I nice boring but reliable Honda Accord.

on Nov 18, 2013

BTW....Bryan.....nice B72 saddle you have there....but those chain cases are a prick to work on ...

on Nov 18, 2013

Brian, a GPS and you are set to go anywhere.

on Nov 18, 2013

 

 2002 Chevy S-10 Xtreme     4.3 L 6 Cyl.  Vortec engine.

on Nov 18, 2013

on Nov 18, 2013

He he...I wish......I think. Lol

 

on Nov 18, 2013

A 2012 Chevy Volt, I hardly buy gas any more!

on Nov 18, 2013

Yes but your truck got stuck Jim.

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on Nov 18, 2013

need to clean my ride first lol...