Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 18:47:51 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Disabling a Turbo


Go find an old Classic Saab 900 8 valve. It has great visibility and with its 120 hp he will have to work very hard to get it going fast. When, notice I said "when" and not " if", he gets into an accident, the property loss will be minimal. Hopefully there will be no physical loss. jk wrote: > Bear with me on this one. I've got a 95 9000 aero with 110k miles. Also a > son age 14 and 3/4 who starts driving in March and looking for his full > license in 18 months. He's lusting after MY car. I think it is way too much > car for a beginner -- too fast; too much acceleration, not great visibility > over the shoulders, and wonder if I can fix some of it by disabling the > turbo. > > Although I am not sure I can bear to give up this car, that's my issue. The > group issue is 1) is it possible to disable the turbo? 2) What are the > consequences? 3) Will it make the car slower? > > btw, thinking about cars for new/young drivers is hard. SUVs might protect > them better if they hit something, but I hate SUVs and think they are more > likely to flip than a sedan; also more likely to kill someone else; also > pollute more and get bad to horrible mileage.

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