Mark it down, folks.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007.
The day the first production Saab 9-3 for the 2008 model year rolled off the production line. And here it is..
Today the car went ‘SOP’, which I assume means ‘start of production’. All the cars driven by the press prior to now have been pre-production models. Looks to me like the first one off the line is an Sport Sedan in Snow Silver. Ship it to my place, please!!
People, your cars are rolling…..
CAR magazine have a little quiz going where you can put your automotive knowledge to the test. You get rated at the end of the quiz and like the guy from Autoblog (where I first spotted this) I’m going to have to admit that I didn’t do too well on my first try.
It’s a mix of racing, movies, stats and current model spotting, so go test yourself.
Click to enlarge if you like, but the highlighted section shows a search for “1986 BMW 325 stops runing [sic] when it gets hot outside why”
Because your car is crapola, buddy!!!!
And JP Yde writes in comments:
In a Belgian magazine , the MY08 9-3 was reviewed and in general positively rated, but the writer mentioned as ‘very negative’: ‘the terrible sound of the new diesel TTiD-engine’. Did you also notice?
JP, I spent the better part of an entire afternoon driving around in the TTiD and I can safely say that it sounded magnificent from inside the car. From the outside it still sounds like a tractor, but on the inside – a sweet symphony.
The TTiD has a twin exhaust setup and it really kicks. I’d been in a regular TiD convertible all that week with the roof up most of the time. I know the acoustic properties of a soft top are much different to a hard top, but the TTiD really did sound like a different beast all together.
I honestly can’t believe that I and that writer from Belgium were in the same car.