Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 00:42:54 GMT From: simon_magnusnopsameja.com Subject: Re: 9000 automatic
At last weekend's SAABtoberfest I met Chrisitne who, if memory serves me correctly, had a late '80's 900 turbo autotragic. She kept up with all the standard turbos much better than I ever could in my '85 900 4- door. And to top that she drove up to cenrtal Pennsylvania from Atlanta, a 1780mi round trip, to run with us. Also at the event there was an old 99 with 3 passangers in it that left me at the bottom of the hills. While we are at it let us not forget the Sonnet V-4 that drove in from Mass. So the moral of the story: If you love your Saab whatever type it may be remember to "Find your own road"!!! Regards, Simon. In article <3804a57c.723165nopsam.demon.co.uk>, jonnopsamertron.demon.co.uk wrote: > On Tue, 12 Oct 1999 15:45:58 -0400, saab_netnopsamAMyahoo.com (S. W. > Falken) wrote: > > >In article <7tvqqv$nrn$1nopsama.bcn.ttd.net>, p_torresnopsamail.com says... > >> Hi, I am thinking about a 1990 9000 Turbo, but I am not sure about the > >> automatic transmission. Better or worse than manual? > > > >Worse. In my opinion (and many others) Saabs were never designed to be > >automatics and a lot of trouble can occur if you choose to have one > >anyway. Turbo is a plus because in my opinion as well, that's how the > >engine was originally designed to be, so it runs well if you have one. > > > >My 1988 9000S transmission was a nightmare when it went out, and VERY > >expensive to fix. > > > >But it was a great excuse to buy a new Saab! > > my 91 auto 2.3 9000 goes great, the box never gives me any trouble, of > course its a bit slower than a manual, but i cant be bothered with all > that clutch business, i suppose it depends how lazy you are! > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.