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Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 20:46:17 GMT
Subject: Re: SAAB manual or Auto transmission

I'm with my pal Four Weis (IT master and servant of the Illuminati) on this one. If you want an automatic transmission, buy a Lexus or something. A Saab just wouldn't feel like a Saab without a 5-speed manual. And if you go to any Saab morgue, the attendant will likely tell you that automatic transmission failure has been the Classic 900's most frequent cause of death. Saabster 85 900 8v 5spd In article <39EFAAB7.DCCE6C46nopsamcom>, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > No question here - go with the manual. If you want a soft, comfortable > luxury car, don't buy a Saab. The manual transmission allows the driver > more control of the car while accelerating and slowing down (engine > braking). I need someone to confirm whether the newer Saab automatics > go into "neutral" down a hill to save gas. I have noticed this design > in other cars, the speedometer would read anywhere from 20 to 50 mph > down a hill and the rpms would be 1K. This saves gas, but you either > downshift the automatic manually or ride your brakes. I guess you either > pay for gas or pay for brake jobs. > > "J.Fredrik" wrote: > > > SAAB manual or automatic transmission : what's the best? > > > > Thanks > > JFredrik > > Sent via Before you buy.

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