Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 21:53:16 GMT
From: "Ed Korsberg" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9.5 V6 engine question....

"Rob Levandowski" <> wrote in message > In article <o7rcnu8hnq4v5mfuv8bdf2jj4e6f7oj6alnopsamcom>, > FLOOD <nowaynopsamcom> wrote: > > > Although many here will tell you that "real Saabs have 4 cylinders," I > very much enjoyed my 1999 9-5 SE V6. When test driving, I found that > the V6 had more power (compared with the base 4 cyl) and that it had > smoother acceleration. The tradeoff was a bit more "heavy feeling" in > the handling from the extra weight up front. Still, it was able to > handle greatly inadvisable speeds on twisty back roads with aplomb. It > was a reliable motor over three years, and it had quite reasonable fuel > economy. I haven't driven an Aero, so I can't compare it to the > high-output-turbo 4, but I certainly wouldn't dismiss the V6 for the > base 4 cylinder out of hand. If you can't afford the Aero, don't like > the HOT 4, or (in the case of the new models) have no desire of a > brushed aluminum dashboard, I see no reason not to consider the V6. > I own a 2000 9-5 SE wagon. I did look at the 9-3, 9-5 (4 cylinder) and the 9-5 SE. I think the 4 cylinder engines are just fine but the V6 did seem a little quieter and smoother. But I used the American cars (GM no less) and may be a little pre-disposed to the bigger engine. Besides the model I bought was on sale since it was a dealer demo and that's why I picked it. If it had the 4 cylinder I probably would have got that too.

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