Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 18:03:44 GMT From: Retro Bob <nothingherenospamcom> Subject: Re: 9-3 Snow clearance
On 19 Oct 2004 14:14:03 GMT, Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote: >I enjoy passing 4x4's with my Saab. Absolutely. If you put snow tires on, you can pull out stuck SUV's. If you have all seasons, you will still be at the top of the pack but towing them out might be a problem. >They have always sold well in the >New England area in part because of their spectacular winter handling. Yep. I live in NE. Saabs are great in the Winter. I don't usually put on snow tires - but it still does fine. With reasonable new all season tires, I was able to handle a 7" unplowed storm with no difficulties (including drifts and trucks ruts/banks). BTW - I think if you measure that clearance on the 9-3, you'll find that it's more like 5". It might be a little less if you have a center muffler (no sport exhaust installed) but the rest of the car clears the ground by quite a lot.