Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 11:57:24 -0700
From: "jk" <jay.nospamnopsamlworldadventures.com>
Subject: Disabling a Turbo


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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