Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 19:12:42 -0500
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 9000 Aero Question

If you need to get rid of it, Please let us know... KeithG MdH wrote: > Re: the 97 Aero. I've had one for just over a year now and can't say I'm > thrilled with it. I think my basic problem with it is the fact that even > though it has the high pressure turbo, it's still a 4 cylinder engine. Just > doesn't have a lot of zip to it. Repairs are every bit as expensive as my > old Benz. Plus I still have to buy the premium gas. Interior is nicely done > in terms of the leather upholstery and the special seats. I find the front > end a bit on the light side, have felt it lose traction several times, but > mostly on wet pavement. That may have something to do with the Dunlop tires > the dealer put on it instead of Michelins or Pirellis. > > "Grunff" <> wrote in message > > >>sm-e36 wrote: >> >> >>>I'm considering my first Saab purchase, which is a '97 Saab 9000 Aero >> > Turbo. > >>>I know little about this car, but have head that there are 2 turbo >>>versions.. one which is high pressure and the other being low pressure. >> > How > >>>do I know which one the car I'm looking at has?? I was told that the >> > 2.3L > >>>Turbo motor is pushing 225HP, but how do I know that for sure? Also, how >> > can > >>>I tell which model this is? I guess there's CSE, CDE or the CS?? The >> > only > >>>markings on the car was "Saab 9000 Aero TURBO" >> >>If it is an Aero, then it's a full pressure turbo. >> >>Main ways to tell the difference: >>*Some LPTs didn't have a boost gauge, but all FPTs did. So >>no gauge means definitely LPT. >> >>*LPTs didn't have a solenoid valve, mounted at the front by >>the radiator. FPTs have to have one. >> >>*FPTs are way faster! >> >>I'm sure I'm missing a few, but the solenoid is the main >>indicator. >> >>-- >>Grunff >> >> > > >

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