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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:44:31 -0400
From: "Hugh Cumming" <hug3r0nopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Wagon?


I have a '99 9-5 2.3LPT with Auto and put Pirelli winters on all fours and there is pretty much nowhere I couldn't go in the snow. A few trips to the mountains in Northern Quebec with 8" of snow on the road was no problem. I tried the stock all-seasons in the snow, but the winters are much better and really are quite OK on dry pavement. I put them on in October and don't take them of until April. There is a Saab upgrade for the 9-5 2.3 LPT that gives 225 HP from 185 available from the dealer. This can be installed in any 9-5 (I believe) -Hugh "rboater" <bwellsnopsamnet> wrote in message news:bwells-1209021513570001nopsamt71.tnt1.montrose.co.da.uu.net... > Hey, Thanks for your responses. They're all helpful. > > I'm thinking in terms of the Linear just because of the clearance issue > with the Aero. I asked the dealer (in Durango - I live in Telluride) about > the possibility of getting the Aero engine in the Linear, or if one could > remove the skirts. He laughed. I really like driving a stick, so that > eliminates the Arc. I drove a friend's 9-5 sedan, and it seems to have > fine power; and the turbo lag seemed minimal. I liked it a lot. > > It really does seem to have come down to the Saab or the WRX wagon. It's a > really fun car, but at the sacrifice of cargo space. And the turbo lag is, > for sure, more of an issue; but I expect one adapts and gets used to it. I > suppose I could get one and wait for the Saab AWD. > > Radio stations, Ken? Yah, we get one or two if you're not in a gorge. > > Cheers, > > Bill

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