Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 10:05:53 +0800
From: KH <khau50nopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: Opinions on Sensonic gearbox


Mine is a '95 coupe and it is at 95000km right now, apart from the shift sensors replacement when I first bought the car (at 60000km), there hasn't been too much of a problem. Recently the sensor at the 3rd gear seems to be failing, so I suspect it might need replacement soon. I got a "clutch overheat" message once during stop-and-go traffic going uphill, but to be fair most cars with manual transmission will find it hard. I do love the car, the good thing about it is that without a foot clutch, the shifting is swift and easy, and there is no torque-loss like a auto. I shall definitely miss it when I eventually change car. One final point to consider is that SAAB do not make the Sensonic anymore, so replacement parts might be hard to find in a few years' time. And the gearbox can only be serviced at the dealer because independent mechanics do not know how to. On Sun, 3 Feb 2002 18:53:23 -0000, "Phil Born" <philbornnopsam.nojunkfsnet.co.uk> wrote: >I have a '97 coupe with the Sensonic gearbox, and so far I have had no >problems at all. The car was 3 years old when I bought it, and it's now >done 46000 miles. > >It took me a while to become acustomed to it, but the same can be said about >any new car. > >I sometimes find it tricky reversing uphill, but apart from that, it's fine. > >"MBeest" <MBeestnopsamathome16.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message >news:3C5BD1CF.3D7436DFnopsamathome16.freeserve.co.uk... >> Hi, >> >> The local car dealer (not a Saab dealer) has a '96 900s with the >> Sensonic gearbox. I was wondering what people thought about the sensonic >> gearbox. Would it still be reliable after approx 6 years? I have seen >> cars advertised with the sensonic gearbox and boasting a new clutch >> assembly so if they go often then it wouldn't be so attractive as a >> second hand purchase. >> >> Thanks, >> >> MB. >> >

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