What's Your Wheels?

Monday, November 18, 2013 by Jafo | Discussion: 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? ....

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neone6
Reply #1 Monday, November 18, 2013 1:29 AM

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

 

Our (Me n Kitteh´s) Ride:

JuniorCrooks
Reply #2 Monday, November 18, 2013 1:45 AM

I cannot compete.

BoXXi
Reply #3 Monday, November 18, 2013 4:22 AM

 

AceMatrix
Reply #4 Monday, November 18, 2013 4:42 AM

" Matilda "

Jafo
Reply #5 Monday, November 18, 2013 7:40 AM

'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...

Borg999
Reply #6 Monday, November 18, 2013 8:17 AM

I nice boring but reliable Honda Accord.

Jafo
Reply #7 Monday, November 18, 2013 8:31 AM

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

DaveBax
Reply #8 Monday, November 18, 2013 10:34 AM

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

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Monday, November 18, 2013 11:45 AM

 

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

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Monday, November 18, 2013 11:48 AM

Uvah
Reply #11 Monday, November 18, 2013 12:39 PM

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

 

LightStar
Reply #12 Monday, November 18, 2013 1:02 PM

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

JuniorCrooks
Reply #13 Monday, November 18, 2013 1:07 PM

Yes but your truck got stuck Jim.

Cauldyth
Reply #14 Monday, November 18, 2013 1:53 PM

benmanns
Reply #15 Monday, November 18, 2013 2:04 PM

need to clean my ride first lol...

teddybearcholla
Reply #16 Monday, November 18, 2013 2:50 PM

       

gmc2
Reply #17 Monday, November 18, 2013 4:43 PM

2005 Honda Element

Frankief
Reply #18 Monday, November 18, 2013 9:35 PM

Leo the Lion
Reply #19 Monday, November 18, 2013 11:49 PM

Not got a personal photo on my 'work horse' but here's one the same one/color.........Nissan Armada 5.6L beast!..........

 

Snowman
Reply #20 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:57 AM

Mercedes Sprinter 316.
Got March 22nd (2013). Have driven 92000 km since.
Roughly 12500 per month which is more than a lot do in a year.

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