Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 20:13:10 +0100 From: "Trust No OneĈ" <dana.scullynospamxnet> Subject: Re: Any advice re high mileage Saab 9-5 2.3 Hot Aero?
Gary Fritz wrote: > > You'll also find the Aero has (comparatively) very little power off > the line -- the turbo isn't spun up. In 3 years of pretty aggressive > driving, I have NEVER ONCE "burned rubber" in my car. It CAN'T. > There isn't enough power there, from a standing start, to do it. > There's barely enough to get the car moving quickly without choking. > Pretty pathetic for a "sporty" car that was advertised to have a > ruler-flat torque curve all the way down to 1400rpm. LOL! This reminds me of a past episode of a popular UK motoring program "Top Gear". The presenter was showing off a Japanese performance car - forgot the make/model I'm afraid. The program showed dramatic footage of the presenter in the Japanese car easily keeping pace with a Lamborghini Countach on the test track - indeed the pressure got to the driver of the Countach and he spun it!. The presenter then pointed out that while the car was seriously fast, it had serious issues with turbo lag. To demonstrate he lined up with a dinky 1.1 litre Ford Fiesta (or similar) and they both floored the accelerators together. The dinky 1.1 litre car easily left the Japanese in its wake from a dead stop! It was quite a while before the turbo kicked in and the Japanese car came up to speed. I guess the Hot Aero isn't as bad as this though! -- Peter <X-Files Fan> Please Note: Emailed replies cc'd / bcc'd , containing HTML or attachments auto-binned as spam