Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 18:13:41 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Sport Mode in Auto

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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