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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 1982 Saab 99

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Saab 99. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Saab 99 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 165 more horse power than 1982 Saab 99. (85 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1982 Saab 99. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 525 kg more than 1982 Saab 99. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 223 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Saab 99. (147 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Saab 99.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 1982 Saab 99
Make Saab Saab
Model 03-Sep 99
Year Released 2003 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1985 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 250 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 60 L


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