Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 02:45:01 GMT
From: "RH" <>
Subject: Re: 2001 9-3 detuned

Out of curisosity, what is the buyout price at the end of your lease? I am in the market for a 9-3. Thanks, Reuven "Melanie Rose" <> wrote in message news:WU348.49296$ > I got antsy and leased a new 2001 9-3 SE before the lease was up on my 99 > 9-3. So with two cars I did a bit of shootout. I had 2500 miles on the 2001 > so it should have been fairly well broken in. > > In the back of my mind I knew that my 99 was quicker. While the 01 has TCS > and a lot of other goodies plus 20 more hp, it is not as fast as the 99!!! > While my friend and I didn't use a watch (watching out for smokey), we did > take several runs in each car side by side (not drag racing...testing). At > about 30mph the 99 began to pull away. The only prob the 99 had was spinning > the wheels. I tried the 01 w/ & w/o TCS, but no difference. The 99 > definitely has more turbo grunt. > > Am I out of my mind or did they detune the boost in 01? I rather > disappointed, and while aftermarket exhaust and airfilter may help, it seems > unnecessary? > > Also, I was told by the dealer that they couldn't disconnect the shift light > like they had done for my 99. Sounds like BS to me but am I uninformed? > > Interested in any comments. > > G > >

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