Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 00:30:13 GMT
From: "William Brooks" <sea.brooksnopsamdnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: 9000- 100K to 150K What breaks?


The 9000S was the same body with a 2.0 liter normally-aspirated engine. The engine has a somewhat higher compression ratio to make up for the fact that it isn't turbocharged. They usually are fitted with a slightly taller/narrower tire and are reportedly sprung a little less tautly. Some of the trim bits may be different. I drove one in Sweden that had an all metal sunroof instead of the glass moonroof the 9000 Turbos have (at least in the US). They also don't have the rubber spoiler on the back deck of the hatchback. The stick-shift version I drove from the airport into Stockholm (back in '88) was quite pleasant, except that you couldn't change cassettes when the transmission was up and to the right in 5th gear. Kind of a stunning ergonomic lapse I remember thinking at the time. Bill Brooks '88 9000T "Ronza" <ronzanopsamalahti.fi> wrote in message news:8918nr$ohf$1nopsam.sci.fi... > Hi > Yes,that's right I have Saab 9000 CD Turbo '89 with 2.0 and DI. > BTW what is 9000S is it turbo? > > Ronza > > Douglas Swank <dswanknopsameb.com> kirjoitti > viestissä:38b04b16_1nopsam3.calweb.com... > > "Ken Washington" <kenwashnopsamnk.com> wrote: > > > > > > Thank you for the info. I hope Doug sees this. He emailed me and thought > > > the 2.3L did not come in until the 91 model year, if I remember his > > > response correctly. I had the very definite impression that the 2.3L and > > > DI were introduced at the same time. There may have been a few 2.0L > > > engines with DI, but I can't remember anyone mentioning it. > > > > Ken, > > > > You can rest easier knowing that I have seen this. However, you should > also > > be aware that the introduction of DI did not coincide with the release of > > the 2.3L engine. There may have been some overlap on the NA engine, but > all > > '90 9000 turbos definitely had the 2.0 with DI--I have personally seen two > > such engines. The 2.3 turbo did not debut in the U.S. until the '91 model > > year. > > > > -Doug > > > > > >

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