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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 2004 Saab 05-Sep

To start off, 2004 Saab 05-Sep is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 2,294 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Saab 05-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 2004 Saab 05-Sep. (185 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2004 Saab 05-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 23 kg more than 2004 Saab 05-Sep. 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) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Saab 05-Sep. (281 Nm). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Saab 05-Sep.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 2004 Saab 05-Sep
Make Saab Saab
Model 03-Sep 05-Sep
Year Released 2003 2004
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2294 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 281 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1642 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 70 L


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