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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 06:51:09 GMT
From: (Paul Douglas)
Subject: Re: 9000 V6 Performance - should it be better?

Sorry, should have said, it's an auto. Driving around in 3rd does indeed seem to improve matters. Thanks - Paul In article <>, 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 >> >> > >-- >Regards, >Danny > > ><<Giant pics ADSL test site!>> >Remove "nospam" from email address to reply > > >

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