Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 01:40:09 +0800 From: KH <khau50nopsamail.com> Subject: Re: Saab 900 Turbo with Sensonic
I have the 95 model. Pros: 1) Once you get used to Sensonic's properties changing gear should be quicker than with a manual clutch. 2) Easier on you left foot in a traffic jam. Some issues when I first got the car: 1) Sometimes the clutch won't engage when in 2nd, 4th or reverse, the dealer replaced some switches and problem solved. 2) Have to be gentle with the stick, do not force if it get a bit stiff, put it into neutral and try again. 3) You'll need to release the accelerator pedel slightly (but not too much) to shift smoothly. 4) Can be jerky in a traffic jam as you cannot control when the clutch engage/disengage. Although 2),3)&4) can be minimised once you get used to the car. So, would I still buy it if I can choose again? Definitely, this is a car I appreciate more the more I drive it, "learning" how to drive it was an enjoyable experience! Be warned though, your SAAB mechanic probably will not know how to fix the Sensonic if it breaks, and going to the dealer can be very expensive... On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 15:32:48 +0000, Carl Perks <carl.perksnopsamprt.co.uk> wrote: > >I think that's what's it's called (clutchless manual). > >1997 80,000miles. > >Is it a good buy or one to avoid? > >Regards, >Carl.