Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 10:16:09 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Should I trade 95 9000CS for 98 9000LPT Automatic

Nel Frikandel wrote: > > Hi, > > Some doubt entered my mind. I'm fairly content with my 9000CS 2.0i > 5-manual from 1995 with 257.000Km on it, apart from some ongoing but > not lifethreatening disturbance with my LPG system/Check engine > lights, and the annoyance of a 40 liter LPG tank, so only 250-300Kms > radius on a full tank-a-gas. AND I would enjoy some more power... > For the rest it's a great car, which has never disappointed me. > > I saw a decent looking 96 9000 CSE LPT automatic, (with 65 liter LPG), > with 217.000 on it, also black, that I could get for only about 1500 > trading in my old one at a local (non SAAB) dealership. Automatics is a split decision. Yanks prefer them, but others like me must have a manual box. Ideally a semi automatic clutchless F1 style if possible. > Some other key figures: > Mine Other > Power: 130HP 150HP > Torque: 177 Nm/4300tpm 215 Nm/2500tpm > top speed: 200 km/h vs 210 km/h > acc 0-100 11,5 s 11,0 s > Consumtion: 10,5 l/100km 11,2 l/100km acc 0-100 for a manual petrol 150HP CSE LPT listed as 9.5 s. The torque characteristics is the main benefit. > I'm tempted, but hesitating. Mine had never let me down really, > however is not so fast. The cars are of similar age and mileage, any difference really depends on condition and this could go both ways. If it was me, I would save up to a more substantial change to a more recent 9000. However, my 1993 CSE LPT is doing very well, it's coming up to 90k miles and still getting over 40 mpg on motorway driving. Johannes

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