Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 23:13:35 GMT
From: Ed <>
Subject: Re: Sport Mode in Auto

Four Weis wrote: I actually never had a need for control in winter. I find four Nordic tires give me more than enough control. Judicious use of the throttle is what most drivers should learn. It would be nice for Saab to tweak the boost during Sport mode would be a nice addition to performance. > Usually they just change the shift points in the automatic to achieve the > Sport, Economy or Winter modes. Some people were commenting on why > doesn't Saab use the computer to control the turbo as well as the shift > points to achieve better winter performance when people complained about > the front wheel breaking loose from too much torque. It appears the common > approach to traction control is applying the brakes to slow the wheels > down instead of reducing the power to the wheels, resulting in shorter > brake life. > > Just my own experience and personal opinion - I had more fun in a "basic" > Saab without traction control, ABS, power windows, cruise control, > variable mode > automatics. I had a base model 900 with a manual. Traction control and > winter > mode was achieved by starting in second and slipping the clutch alittle. > Sport mode was achieved by shifting at higher RPMs and ignoring the > Upshift light. Economy mode was achieved by shifting up when the Upshift > light was lit. > > Ed wrote: > >> What are the changes made in performance using sport mode? I am driving >> a >> '97 900 SE Turbo with auto. I have used the sport mode and am wondering >> if there are changes made to the APC in boost or is there just changes >> made to the shift points in the automatic? >> >> Thankx >> -- >> --

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