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2008 Saab 05-Sep vs. 1975 Saab 99

To start off, 2008 Saab 05-Sep is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Saab 99. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Saab 99 would be higher. At 2,299 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Saab 05-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Saab 05-Sep (260 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 175 more horse power than 1975 Saab 99. (85 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Saab 05-Sep should accelerate faster than 1975 Saab 99. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Saab 05-Sep weights approximately 470 kg more than 1975 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, 2008 Saab 05-Sep (350 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Saab 99. (147 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Saab 05-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Saab 99.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Saab 05-Sep 1975 Saab 99
Make Saab Saab
Model 05-Sep 99
Year Released 2008 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2299 cc 1854 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 260 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1590 kg 1120 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 60 L


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