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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 08:26:56 -0500
From: "Eric Law" <>
Subject: Re: Feedback from owners of 9-3 SE

Russell, Your dealer is very confused. Some front-wheel-drive cars experience something called "torque steer", a tendency to turn toward one side when accelerating hard. But if it pulls when coasting or braking on a level surface, there's something else going on (usually alignment). The "level surface" part is important, if the road slopes toward the right or left, that will cause the car to pull. But if it pulls on a level surface, it needs to be checked-out and repaired by someone competent! Eric Law Russell Vaughan wrote in message <7dq8ks$nkt$>... >Hi Saab owners, > >Having owned a 99, two 900s and a 9000. My goal was to buy a new 9-3 > >My last car an 84 900 Turbo was a great drive so I made the plunge and >ordered a new... > >9-3 SE 5DR HATCH T2.0 Auto with the 16" Viking Aero wheels (ALU 8) > >The car steers to the left, it is a noticeable pull all the time and it is >obvious >when you let go of the steering wheel or as you ease off the brake, >the car veers to the left. > >I have had the car for Just over two weeks and it has been back to the >dealer three times. This dealer assures me that this is a characteristic of >this model and all cars with traverse front wheel drive engines. > >They can not find me another model the same here in the UK to drive and >compare and are claiming that they have never had this problem before. >Their engineers assure me the car is adjusted to the manufacturers spec >so It can't be wrong! > >At the moment they are changing the wheels and tyres to see if that makes a >difference?? > >I Need feedback HELP....... > > >Frustrated SAAB owner >who thinks he is being treated like a mushroom (are they feeding me SH*T) > >-- >Russell Vaughan > > > > >

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