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: performance stats on stock 9-3's


sunburn731
11th December 2003, 11:10 PM
Does any one know what the performance stats are on stock 04' 9-3 is?

0-60 times?
1/4 mile times? I keep reading different numbers in different magazines....

Vector-SS
12th December 2003, 01:12 AM
I've seen 0-60 times varying from 6.8 to 8.9 secs. I personally believe its a low 7 second car

WASAAB
12th December 2003, 03:31 AM
I will go to the track ..hopefully this weekend and I will see What I get..( I beat my friend's 14sec Turbo Civic HB ) on the street racing.. :P

orion7144
21st December 2003, 03:46 AM
I've seen 0-60 times varying from 6.8 to 8.9 secs. I personally believe its a low 7 second car

I think if we could get rid of the turbo lag (like the DSM cars were able to do in the mid 90's) these would easily be low 6sec cars for the 0-60. But I am impressed with how fast the 40-60+ that this car does.

SS
26th December 2003, 06:41 AM
I dont understand why there is a lot of complaints about the turbo lag in this car. You guys gotta know that the 9-3 has the best turbocharged engine in the world. What the hell would you be saying about lag if you were driving an A4?

mopo
26th December 2003, 06:18 PM
yea i agree with ss, you guys dont know what lag is if you think the ss has a lot of lag...

brucec32
26th December 2003, 10:58 PM
I'm not sure they're saying it has a LOT of lag, but it's definitely there. Step on the pedal in a V8 car and then in your Saab. Noticeable difference in daily driving even. I could pull out into traffic situations in a 540i that I would never try with the 9-3. But for $33,000 for a new car instead of $63,000 I can live with it.

The Audi/VW turbo 1.8 does seem to have more lag. Test drove a couple and was very disappointed in them.

orion7144
28th December 2003, 12:10 AM
The turbo lag that I speak of is from a stand still to around 15mph. Once above that speed it is barley noticable.

mbodo
28th December 2003, 04:01 PM
The turbo lag that I speak of is from a stand still to around 15mph. Once above that speed it is barley noticable.

Someone on this board mentioned that as a part of the "automatic transmission stalling feature" fix, they raised his/her normal idle speed to just over 1k RPM, which helped reduce the amount of turbo lag by increasing the volume of exhaust gasses at normal idle.

Cayman1
31st December 2003, 02:33 PM
It is a turbo car, every turbo has lag, get a N/A car if you don't want any lag and you can't compare our cars to a V8, that's just silly.

Saline
31st December 2003, 11:31 PM
I mentioned before that I complained to the dealership about a rough idle and they upped the idle RPM which smoothed out the engine and helped reduce lag.
My wife was scared to drive the A4 with the 1.8, but didn't have any concerns with the 9-3. More lag in the Audi.

GM
2nd January 2004, 05:16 PM
I don't beleive turbolag causes your car to be slow from 0-15 however the gearing does! Ever driven a C900??? That's turbolag however it's a lot more fun to!!!

Also comparing a 300+ HP 540i vs a 200 HP 9-3 doesn't seem like a fair comparison. Try a Viggen with a few HP mods to bring it to 300 HP & you will not have a problem merging anywhere :)

I would also suggest trying a V-tech motor or similar design & you will notice they have a powerband very similar to a turbo car.

I guess I am use to the lag in my modded SPG's & thus I am amazed by how to me it seems non-existant in my viggen. At my last drivers school my instructor actually thought my car was powered by a V6 :)