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Re: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......
Posted by David Hanley [Email] (more from David Hanley) on Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:31:12
In Reply to: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, Paul [Profile/Gallery]
, Sun, 22 Oct 2000 12:22:34
Yes, the new motor is the 2.2L designed byu lotus, and currently used by saturn.
The motor is very smooth--at idle it's inaudible, and very quiet under light load.
2.2L with a long stroke will be an improvement for the base saab cars, and improve the off-the-line torque. This is the most annoying feature of our saab.
The big issue is longevity. GM is notorious for cutting corners to save a few bucks in production such that the part breaks out of warranty. If this happens to saab i will NOT buy another.
I looked at a 9-3 viggen, and while it is a hoot to drive, i saw several areas that looked cheap compared to our '97 900 SET. I have just gotten pickier. I also drive a 328i and while it has fewer features than out saab it exudes quality and durability. If nothing else saab would be well served to just copy the BMW suspension, it's *so much* better...
Posts in this Thread:
- Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, Paul , Sun, 22 Oct 2000 12:22:34
- Re: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, David Hanley, Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:31:12 <-- Viewing This Message
- Its a shame.......now its the GM engine? very scary n/m, Liam, Mon, 23 Oct 2000 23:16:18
- Hmmm!..., GM-enemy, Mon, 23 Oct 2000 19:04:29
- Next engine derived from Saturn model, Coolknight, Mon, 23 Oct 2000 14:27:13
- Maybe the new engine will idle smoothly..., Richard P., Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:13:15
- Re: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, Turboman, Mon, 23 Oct 2000 07:45:13
- Re: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, GM, Sun, 22 Oct 2000 22:17:10
- Where did you hear this?? (n/m), Keith, Sun, 22 Oct 2000 14:57:53
- UK car weekly AutoWeek, theyre pretty reliable n/m, Paul , Mon, 23 Oct 2000 23:01:00
- Re: Where did you hear this?? (n/m), Bill H., Sun, 22 Oct 2000 21:54:58
- Prob'ly read it on some BBS on the Internet..., bob, Sun, 22 Oct 2000 19:34:10
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