I know it’s a bit early to put this sort of request in, but please, Father Christmas, if I start being very, very good right now and keep it up, will you bring me a Saab 93 convertible? I know it’s a bit big to fit in a stocking above the fireplace, but… It doesn’t matter if I get the Linear, the Linear Sport, the Vector or the Aero version… well, that top-notch Saab 93 convertible Aero would be top of the wish list.
Oh, it looks good, that Saab 93 convertible. Top up or top down, it’s sweet to see. And it’s just as sweet to see that automatic folding top tuck itself away. Modern Saabs have lost that “squashed Beetle” the 1980s versions had, and the Saab 93 convertible looks like a smooth mover, from the big angular front lights to the chunky rear end – with that sassy little spoiler on the Aero. The Aero version of the Saab 93 convertible has dual chrome sports exhausts, too. Body coloured door handles and mirrors come as standard on all variants of the Saab 93 convertible, and the standard colour of soft-top is black, although you can get a blue one as an option. I like the black – it goes nicely with the black leather insert trim that also comes as standard… actually, the Saab 93 convertible has leather all around the interior, including the steering wheel.
However, when it comes to the more technical choices of Saab 93 convertible, I don’t know where to start. Should I go for the manual 6-speed transmission, the Sentronic 5-speed auto or the Sentronic 6-speed auto (both auto versions have manual shift as a possibility – what fun!)? And as for the engine choices! The 2.0 litre petrol with 129 kW of power (top torque is 265 Nm, does the 0-100 in 9.0 seconds with manual transmission ), the 2.0 litre petrol with 154 kW on tap (top torque of 300 Nm, does the 0-100 km in 8.0 seconds) or the 2.8 V6 Turbo (power = 188 kW, torque = 350 Nm, 0-100 = 7.2 seconds)? Or maybe I should consider a diesel: I could choose from either the 1.9 TiD diesel (110 kW, 320 Nm, 0-100 in 10.4), or the 19 TTiD (132 kW, 400 Nm, 0-100 km in 9.1 seconds). Or maybe I should continue being good and get the ethanol (E85)/petrol engine variant of Saab 93 convertible (the Biopower engine), which gets a respectable 147 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque, doing the 0–100 in 8.2 seconds.
Maybe the variant type will narrow the possibilities down for the engine type and choice. The Saab 93 convertible Aero gets the 1.9TTiD engine or the V6 Turbo; the Saab 93 convertible Vector gets the 1.9 TiD, the 2.0 154 or the Biopower; the Saab 9-3 convertible Linear Sport gets the 1.9 TiD, the 2.0 129 or the Biopower; and the Saab 93 convertible Linear gets either the 1.9 TiD, the 2.0 129 or the Biopower.
It’s the little details that make the difference between the different variants of the Saab 93 convertible, as well as making this a very, very desirable car. I’m hooked on steering wheel mounted audio controls, and all variants of the Saab 93 convertible have them, whether they’re hooked up to the regular CD audio system or the Aero-exclusive Premium system. And all models have Bluetooth integration as standard, too. I just love the heated front seats and the heat absorbing glass – you could do with these in your sleigh, Father Christmas – you’d be comfortable whether you’re in the tropics or home in the North Pole. Adjustable seats and steering wheel – the driver’s seat has a memory function – also make driving the Saab 93 convertible a breeze. I also like the cruise control, the rain sensor, the park assist, the cooled glove box, the air conditioning, the auto-dimming mirrors, and the Night Panel function. That Night Panel is handy – it blacks out everything except the important bits so you don’t get dazzled and distracted by an array of lights (you can tell that Saab makes aeroplanes, can’t you?). And what about that clever “lead me to car” feature of the interior and exterior lights, which allows you to turn them on remotely?
All Swedish cars are safe – that’s axiomatic. And the Saab 93 convertible is no exception, with nearly everything you can think of on the safety front: ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Cornering Brake Control, pretensioned seatbelts, front and side airbags, and a tough body shell. Not that I’m likely to crash with the way that this beauty of a car handles. The Saab 93 convertible would keep me in very safe hands… if I had one of my very own.
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