Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 21:19:42 GMT
Subject: Re: 9000 automatic

On Tue, 12 Oct 1999 15:45:58 -0400, (S. W. Falken) wrote: >In article <7tvqqv$nrn$>, 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!

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