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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 05:41:04 GMT
From: Nutmegger<>
Subject: Re: Disabling a Turbo

In article <3BEC6B27.FD73B5B7nopsamcom>, Four Weis says... > >Go find an old Classic Saab 900 8 valve. It has great visibility and with its >120 hp he will have to work very hard to get it going fast. HA! You're right. >When, notice I said >"when" and not " if", he gets into an accident, HEY! I never got in one when I just started, AND I didn't even have a Saab. >the property loss will be minimal. Hopefully there will be no physical loss. He has much better chances in a Saab, the 900's are good cars. > >jk wrote: > >> Bear with me on this one. I've got a 95 9000 aero with 110k miles. Also a >> son age 14 and 3/4 who starts driving in March and looking for his full >> license in 18 months. He's lusting after MY car. I think it is way too much >> car for a beginner It is asking for trouble with a capital "T." -- too fast; too much acceleration, not great visibility >> over the shoulders, and wonder if I can fix some of it by disabling the >> turbo. I know you must LOVE your son, but no way! Not a chance, why would you go and disable something that was meant to be? >> Although I am not sure I can bear to give up this car, that's my issue. The >> group issue is 1) is it possible to disable the turbo? 2) What are the >> consequences? 3) Will it make the car slower? You don't mess with the car, you by him one that isn't a turbo. It's a good thing to have AWE over your father's car. It means he's got good taste. >> >> btw, thinking about cars for new/young drivers is hard. SUVs might protect >> them better if they hit something, but I hate SUVs and think they are more >> likely to flip than a sedan; also more likely to kill someone else; also >> pollute more and get bad to horrible mileage. SUVs are the worst for protection! You get something with a big front end, solid doors, and a good safety rating. That doesn't leave you with many choices. ~J~ Remove "Junk" to reply

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