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Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 03:51:20 GMT
From: "Spyderman" <pierre.moattinopsamrs.com>
Subject: Re: 2001 9-3 detuned


Hmm, mine is 15.5K$ Cdn which means under $10K USD. 2001 9-3 SE HOT Spyderman "Melanie Rose" <mrose1nopsamrr.com> wrote in message news:72W48.5266$n46.1747467nopsamoon.neo.rr.com... > The buyout was $14k, which I thought was steep for a car that does not have > leather or climate control. However, the car only 27k miles. > > Gregory > "RH" <REMOVEreuvenhnopsamhlink.com> wrote in message > news:NQJ48.1953$0V6.1193nopsamdc02.gnilink.net... > > Out of curisosity, what is the buyout price at the end of your lease? I am > > in the market for a 9-3. > > > > Thanks, > > Reuven > > "Melanie Rose" <mrose1nopsamrr.com> wrote in message > > news:WU348.49296$yy3.9353436nopsamoon.neo.rr.com... > > > 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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