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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 02:19:46 GMT
From: "Zeeman Eliot" <Zeliotnopsamd.std.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 choppy acceleration with manual trans.


Beware, my friend. SAAB is notorious for lousy execution during the first few years following the introduction of a new model. This happened with the 9000 and with the new 900. sfoynopsamhealthplan.com wrote in message <6gtbmc$21e$1nopsam1.dejanews.com>... >I was very impressed with the new 9-5 until I took one out for a test drive. >I found that the acceleration with the manual transmission was "choppy". It >felt like the engine paused between shifts. First, no power, then a fraction >of a second later, the engine would kick in. At first I thought it was turbo >lag, but I thought the low pressure turbo was suppose to make the power >delivery more even. Besides, I don't think I let the engine drop below 2000 >RPM, so the turbo should have always been in its peak range. Then I got home >and I read in Car and Driver (May issue) that they mentioned this same thing, >but only under hard acceleration. I think this flaw may be bigger than they >said and it can be felt under brisk or even normal acceleration. Now I'm >debating trying an automatic (the salesman says it drives a lot smoother). >Other than the uneven power, the rest of the car drove very nice and it is >extremely quiet. > >Steve > >-----== Posted via Deja News, The Leader in Internet Discussion ==----- >http://www.dejanews.com/ Now offering spam-free web-based newsreading

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