Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 06:58:44 GMT
From: meld_b <meld_bnopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: 1998 GM 900 vs. C900


No - it was a manual. I had an '84 900 that with the 8valve engine and me being young I wasn't good to the transmission (rev to 6K & shift!) so I had to buy a syncro and a fork at 90K miles or so. So when I got my '89 900 I listened to advice that was around and put MTL in the tranny from the beginning. The shifting was MUCH smoother. I think about 2 sec in a C900 would reaffirm my opinions...Yes maybe the C900 was more FUN, but then again so was the Sonnett I got to drive once, with that wonderful freewheeling clutch! Actually, I think you can't beat the feel of a Honda gearbox. Wow from Sonnetts to Volvo's we've strayed a bit from the Subject huh! -D ma_twain wrote: > Am I guessing your C900 was an automatic? All of mine were/are manuals > and there is no need for special lubricants to get them to shift. I > will agree that a C900 with an automatic is not that great, but try one > with a manual :-) > > Yes - I am talking Volvo. I learned to drive in a P1800. I still have > my first Volvo, a 1982 245 Turbo with a B21FT engine and M46 > transmission (4 speed electric overdrive). The 740 has better > visibility and I have heard good things about the "newer" B23 engine. I > still drive the 245 for fun - rear wheel drive, turbo and manual > transmission :-) > > meld_b wrote: > >> I realized after I wrote about improvments that someone might not >> think they were better... >> I know I'm supposed to like wishbones over struts...but when going >> over bumps - I'll take the struts. >> >> In order to get my C900 to shift I put RedLine MTL in the >> transmission. Without that I think it was almost unshiftable when cold. >> >> Are you talking Volvo?!!??? >> -D >> >>>>> >>>>> The transmission feel, suspension, & interior noise I think are all >>>>> WAY better in the NG900. Having a remote and Alarm system is taking >>>>> some getting used to but I think this is an improvement. I'm really >>>>> missing the ability to open the back hatch using a latch where it >>>>> should be like the C900's (and our 02 Subaru!) >>>> >>>> >>> Some of us don't think they are improvements - but then that is only >>> our opinion. Now, the 740 was an improvement over the 240. >>> >>> >> >

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