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Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 05:28:09 GMT
From: "J Healey" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 V6 Performance - should it be better?

The first time I drove one of those, I was underwhelmed with its performance. I thought a 2.3L turbo was a much better car. I think you are likely experiencing a 'normal' condition.. "Paul Douglas" <> wrote in message > 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 > >

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