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Old 29th April 2006
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Default ARC Linear Vector AERO ...argh! please explain

I am new to Saab, and bought a 2003 Linear (that is what the sticker says). What is the diff between a Linear and Arc?
The Aero is 2004 version?
Vector...sporty version of the 93?... I am confused, so many diff names for the same car..93... Sorry if i sound silly..

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Old 29th April 2006
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Vector is the 2003 Aero.

2004-2005 Aero, is the sporty 9-3 with lowered suspension, 17" wheels, better seats, nice body kit. The engine is the 4 cyl, 2.0T with 210 HP

2006 Aero, gets a V6 with 250 HP.

2003-2005 Arc (discontinued in 2006). In short, the "luxury" version of the 9-3. 2.0T engine.

2003-2005 Linear. The basic model with a 4 cyl, 2.0t engine rated at 175 hp.

The difference in the engine is the turbo mostly. The "t" indicates a smaller turbo in Linears and the "T" the bigger one on ARCs and Aeros.

In 2006 the Linear and the ARC went away. They now have a 2.0T and the Aero models.
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Old 30th April 2006
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And that of course is only valid in the US and maybe some other places.
Over here we still have 2006 Linear, Arc, Vector and Aero.
Linear: Basic but diff engine choices
Arc: More luxury with diff engine choices (full leather, smaller wheels...)
Vector: More sporty with diff engine choices (Sport leather, bigger wheels...)
Aero: Pure Sport only one engine 2.8T 250SHP

Other engines are:
1.8t 150SHP
2.0t 175SHP
2.0T 210SHP
1.9TiD 120SHP
1.9TiD 150SHP
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