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2009 Fiat Panda vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2009 Fiat Panda is newer by 6 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 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 181 more horse power than 2009 Fiat Panda. (69 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2009 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 525 kg more than 2009 Fiat Panda. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Fiat Panda is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Fiat Panda will offer significantly more control. 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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Fiat Panda. (180 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Fiat Panda.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Fiat Panda 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Fiat Saab
Model Panda 03-Sep
Year Released 2009 2003
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1248 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 69 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 180 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 69.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 150 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1640 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2310 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.3 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L 61 L


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