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Vehicle 2000 BMW 3-Series 323Ci 2dr Cpe 1997 Saab 900 3dr Cpe SE Turbo Manual
16.6 gallon fuel tank Yes No
16" x 6.5" 3-spoke "Viking Aero II" light alloy wheels No Yes
16" x 7.0" V-spoke alloy wheels Yes No
18.0 gallon fuel tank No Yes
205/50ZR16 SBR tires No Yes
2.0L DOHC EFI turbocharged 16 valve 4 cyl engine No Yes
2.5L (152) DOHC 24-valve in-line 6-cyl engine w/variable valve timing Yes No
3-point shoulder belts at all seating positions No Yes
3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise/audio controls Yes No
4-function onboard computer Yes No
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Yes No
4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes w/front/rear electronic proportioning Yes No
5-speed manual transmission w/direct 5th gear Yes No
5-speed manual transmission w/OD No Yes
60 amp/hr battery No Yes
8-acoustically engineered speakers in 6-locations No Yes
8-way pwr adjustable front bucket seat w/driver side memory No Yes
90 amp alternator No Yes
Aerodynamic headlamps w/flush lenses, halogen headlamp bulbs No Yes
Air filtration system No Yes
Analog tachometer/speedometer No Yes
Anti-lock brake system No Yes
Anti-theft alarm system w/remote, engine immobilization system No Yes
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: (10) speakers, radio data system (RDS) Yes No
**ASTERISK (*) INDICATES EQUIPMENT WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACES BASE MODELS STANDARD EQUIPMENT** No Yes
Auto headlamp shutoff w/courtesy headlamp delay feature No Yes
Automatic climate control No Yes
Automatic climate control w/microfilter ventilation Yes No
Automatic electric antenna No Yes
Automatic front safety belt tensioners No Yes
Automatic-locking retractors on all passenger safety belts-inc: installation on child restraint seats Yes No
Black panel dashboard No Yes
Built-in tool kit No Yes
Car-specific memory-inc: motion detector, daytime running lamps, pathway lighting Yes No
Central locking system-inc: double lock feature, console switch, 2-step unlocking Yes No
Check Control vehicle monitor system w/pictogram display Yes No
City 19/hwy 27 (2.5L engine/5-speed auto trans) Yes No
City 20/hwy 27 (2.0L turbo engine/5-speed manual trans) No Yes
City 20/hwy 29 (2.5L engine/5-speed manual trans) Yes No
Collapsible steering column No Yes
Color-keyed "self-restoring" front/rear bumpers No Yes
Courtesy light w/time delay feature No Yes
Cruise control Yes No
Daytime running lamps No Yes
Daytime running lights Yes Yes
Deadlock security system No Yes
Digital odometer/trip meter No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Yes No
Drop-down tool kit in trunk Yes No
Dual body-color pwr heated mirrors Yes No
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors Yes Yes
Electrically adjustable dual heated outside mirrors No Yes
Electrically heated reclining front bucket seats w/driver-side lumbar support No Yes
Electric rear window demister No Yes
Electric sunroof w/tilt/slide tinted glass, interior ventilated sunshade No Yes
Electronic speed control No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo system w/cassette-inc: CD changer controls, anti-theft lock-out code, 160-watt amplifier No Yes
Fold-down rear seat w/trunk pass through feature No Yes
Front center fold-up armrest w/storage compartment Yes No
Front door-mounted side-impact airbags Yes No
Front height-adjustable safety belts No Yes
Front/rear crumple zones No Yes
Front/rear fog lamps No Yes
Front/rear head restraints in outboard positions No Yes
Front/rear map reading lights Yes No
Front/rear plush floor mats No Yes
Front/rear spoilers No Yes
Front/rear stabilizer bars Yes No
Front seatback storage nets Yes No
Front seat side impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS) Yes No
Front wheel drive No Yes
Fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment) Yes No
Fuel/temp gauges No Yes
Full-size spare tire w/alloy wheel Yes No
Halogen fog lights Yes No
Headlight wiper/washer system No Yes
Heat-absorbent tinted glass all around No Yes
Heated windshield washer jets Yes No
Height adjustable front safety belts w/automatic tensioners, force limiters Yes No
H-formed rear suspension w/twist-beam rear axle, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, inner/outer stabilizer bars No Yes
Independent front suspension w/MacPherson struts, split lower wishbones, direct acting gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar No Yes
Interlocking door anchoring system for side impact protection Yes No
Interval windshield wiper/washer system w/clean sweep feature No Yes
Keyless entry system-inc: multi-function remote control, trunk release Yes No
Key remote-specific memory-inc: door locks, driver seat position, climate control Yes No
Leatherette front bucket seats w/6-way manual adjustments Yes No
Leatherette split folding rear seatbacks w/easy-entry feature Yes No
Leather seating surfaces No Yes
Leather-wrapped shift knob/boot cover No Yes
Leather wrapped steering wheel w/telescopic steering column No Yes
Locking glove box w/rechargeable take-out flashlight Yes No
Lowered sport chassis No Yes
Luggage compartment light No Yes
MacPherson strut front suspension w/forged aluminum lower arms, hydraulic cushions Yes No
Microchip dynamic encoded key anti-theft driveaway protection Yes No
Multi-link rear suspension w/cast aluminum upper transverse arms Yes No
P205/55HR16 all-season SBR tires Yes No
Prewired for CD changer, alarm, garage door opener, cellular phone Yes No
Protective body-side moldings No Yes
Pwr-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes w/front discs ventilated No Yes
Pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering No Yes
Pwr trunk release Yes No
Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down Yes No
Pwr windows w/front 1-touch opening No Yes
Quartz analog clock No Yes
Rear child safety seat anchors Yes No
Rear wheel drive Yes No
Rear window defroster Yes No
Rear window wiper/washer No Yes
Remote central locking system No Yes
Reversible trunk mat Yes No
SAAB car computer No Yes
Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout Yes No
Side-guidance reversing lights No Yes
Side impact protection system No Yes
Side-mounted direction indicator lights No Yes
Sport suspension Yes No
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel Yes No
Traction control Yes No
Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Yes No
Turbo boost gauge No Yes
Undercoating/anti-corrosion treatment No Yes
Variable engine-speed-sensitive pwr rack and pinion steering Yes No
Welded body-unit construction No Yes






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