Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 20:59:26 +0100
From: "sadders" <m.sadliknospamorld.com>
Subject: Re: cruise control TiD


Spoke to my local saab dealer today, and it is pre wired. The kit will cost unde 50, a bargain. I found the car at a saab dealership through the autotrader website in the UK, altough diesels are a bit more expensive and harder to find. Plus I got a 6 month guarantee (as its 1999 its slightly too old for the aproved used saab deal). Ive never had a saab or a GM car before so cant compare them, but compared to my old toyota carina, it has less acceleration but feels more powerfull. There is a turbolag, but when it kicks in..... Mine is 115bhp but the newer ones are 125 and i think that will make some difference. The big plus is around town I am doing 35mpg and on the motorway, nearly 60mpg. Have had no problems yet and it feels solid, but ive only had it nearly 3 weeks, and i am still smilling. "Andy" <a.nelmesnospamorld.com> wrote in message news:Cl0Bc.164$6s6.91nospamfe2-gui.server.ntli.net... > sadders wrote: > > > I have a 1999 9-3 2.2 TiD SE > > > > Is it pre wired for cruise control? > > > i thought only electronic throttle cars such as 9-5 trionic 7 have cruise > control ready > > other cars are lacking all the vacuums and ecu and relays etc. > > i read that on a base model 9-5 all you need was the extra steeringwheel > stalk and you have CC > > > how do you find your TiD i was thinking of getting one > does the engine feel like a saab or a GM? > do you miss the acceration of a petrol turbo? > do you think it will last as long as saab other engines? >

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