Date: 25 Jan 2004 19:14:46 GMT From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK) Subject: Re: Ok, can somebody please tell me the advantages and disadvantages of turbo?
>What is the positives with turbo and are there any drawbacks? >Since Saab seems to be the only manufacturer with turbos, the question >is why? Turbos have come and gone in other cars, usually billed as a performance item. They haven't been all that reliable for other manufacturers. Saab, on the other hand, has been using turbos forever and has it figured out. I've got a 1995 9000 LPT. With the turbo, I've got the economy of a 4-cylinder with the power of an 8. I traded in a Lincoln Mark VIII for the Saab and don't feel I lost anything at all on power, except in the 90mph+ range -- a range I don't visit much. My "around town" gas mileage in the Saab is 26-27 mpg, 31-32 for straight highway driving. The Saab runs well on mid-level and even regular, while the Lincoln required premium and only got 14 mpg around town, 24 highway. I test drove a regular turbo and the LPT when I bought the car. The power curve on the LPT is the most useful. Most important, the turbos are fun to drive! lauraknopsamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography