Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 00:33:18 +0200
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: 900 vs 9-3

Hi, I think that the 1994-1996 NG 900's have 4-bolt roadwheels, but the 1997 900 (and all 9-3's) have 5-bolt wheels). This purely from memory for what that's worth ... //Robert Kalman Rubinson wrote: > Daniel Tucker <> wrote: > > Don't be so sure about that, it very much depends on what parts you're > > talking about.. Many major components ARE the same... Those "thousands of > > changes" include few major components, and several minor components. The > > front suspension geometry is different, but I'll wager that the struts are > > the same, for example. The shocks are compatible, if not the same. > > I will not disagree but point out that the performance on the front end is vastly > different. The 900 suffered from limited travel and was prone to damage from > ordinary(!) NYC potholes. 3 repairs in 3 years. The 9-3 takes the same roads with > nary a complaint. BTW, this also was the example given in the 9-3 brochure to > indicate the differences between the 900 and the 9-3. I could not agree more. > > Kal

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