Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 22:30:14 -0400
From: "BL" <brianlevernospamatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Opinions welcome 1994 900V6 with an automatic


The ventillation system in the NG900 is one the areas that was improved in later years ('98 if I'm not mistaken). BL "ma_twain" <ma_twainnospamo.com> wrote in message news:40F9F242.9000104nospamo.com... > Hans Lellelid wrote: > > > ma_twain wrote: > > > >> Anyone have opinions of a 1994 900 V6 with an automatic transmission? > >> > >> Yes, I drive Classics with manual transmission, but this is for > >> someone else, who does not drive manual transmission. This is car is > >> a four door with 94K miles. This car will be the first car for a > >> teenage driver, so long engine life is not an issue. The other choice > >> is a 1992 red box 2 door turbo 900 with a manual - I don't want this > >> car trashed by someone learning to shift and drive at the same time. > > > > > > Heh :) yes, a few months ago I bought a very cheap '91 900S w/ 180k > > miles to learn to drive manual (all my help requests on this forum have > > been about that car); the plan was to buy something like a '97 900SE > > Turbo when the learning phase is over, but of course now I just love my > > c900. I may get something like that '92 900Turbo instead :) > > > > I own a 4-door '95 900SE/V6 with 86k miles. Unfortunately, I have not > > owned it very long (approx half a year now), but I have to say that I > > love this car. It helps that it is a very good-looking car (red & > > black) and in like-new exterior & interior condition. I do like the lag > > & punch of the 4cyl turbo, but for off-the-line and driving around town > > (which is 90% of what I do) the V6 is very nice. I have had 0 problems > > in the short time I have owned it. It runs beautifully and everything > > works perfectly (knock on wood). It was exceptionally maintained, > > however (and that's mostly why I decided to buy it). > > > > I generally leave it in "sport" mode. Normal shift mode shifts up way > > to prematurely for my taste (around the time the "shift up" light comes > > on, in my c900). Realistically if you kick down the pedal the V6 really > > moves, not quite the post-lag turbo, but pretty close. I like the > > traction control (TCS) feature for eliminating spin on slippery starts, > > although I should add that I disabled it sometimes when driving in snow > > because I found a little spin preferrable to having the feeling of > > suddenly losing power (e.g. at an intersection) -- and "Winter" mode > > helps a great deal for reducing chances of spin, anyway. Gas mileage is > > great (around 30mpg on highway, around 21 in city), but I think that's > > around the same for both engines. > > > > In short, I like it :) If I had found a turbo in comparable condition, > > I would have probably gotten it instead, but no regrets. Of course now > > that I'm driving manual, I wish I had a manual in both cars, but > > completely agree that it makes more sense to handle one thing at a time. > > > > Hans > > > > > > I bought the 1994 900 SE V6 today. The last ride in on the 1990 900S > was fun, but sad in a way. But I still have the 1993 900 SPG :-) > > Just one question - I seem to get more air flow from the fan and AC in > the Classic 900 than in the 1994 900 SE. For those who have owned both, > is there a problem with fan or vent system on the 1994 900 if the air > flow is less than the Classic 900? >

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