Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 04:52:21 GMT
From: "MdH" <>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 9000 Aero Question

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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