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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 23:09:44 +0100
From: danny <dannynopsamAMGaggia-espresso.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 V6 Performance - should it be better?


Does your Saab manual mention this? As I said, my friend insists it's in the manual, but I've never found it. Paul Douglas wrote: > Sorry, should have said, it's an auto. Driving around in 3rd does indeed > seem to improve matters. > > Thanks - Paul > In article <3ADF599D.38419BFFnopsamAMGaggia-espresso.com>, danny wrote: > >Is it automatic or manual? On my (much older 2.3) 9000 auto, there is a > >definite improvement in performance if you do your round town and country > >lanes driving in 3rd instead of 4th. A colleague tells me that in his Saab > >manual it refers to 3rd as being a sports mode, but I can't find it in my > >manual. > > > >Paul Douglas wrote: > > > >> I have recently bought (in the UK, but I don't suppose it matters much) > >> a 1995 3.0 V6 9000CSE. I bought it mainly for the quality of the seats, > >> having recently had major back problems. It's my first Saab and so far > >> I think it's excellent. My only disappointment is that the performance > >> isn't as good as I expected. I haven't done any "scientific" testing > >> but seat-of-pants feel is that it's slower than the Mazda 626 (2.5 V6) > >> that it replaced, yet the engine is bigger and has significantly more > >> power and torque. Even granted that the Saab might be a bit heavier, > >> I'd have expected it to be faster rather than slower. It seems most > >> sluggish around the 45-60 mph mark, which is a pity as this is where > >> you generally want a bit of get-up-and-go for overtaking. > >> > >> Is this normal for this car? Would I be likely to significantly > >> improve matters by having the car professionally tuned, or perhaps even > >> re-chipped? > >> > >> Thanks - Paul Douglas > >> > >> paulnopsamlasfamilynospam.au.com > > > >-- > >Regards, > >Danny > > > >http://www.gaggia-espresso.com > ><<Giant pics ADSL test site!>> > >Remove "nospam" from email address to reply > > > > > > -- Regards, Danny http://www.gaggia-espresso.com <<Giant pics ADSL test site!>> Remove "nospam" from email address to reply

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