Date: 11 Aug 2004 16:40:43 GMT
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: Tough Choice-9-5 Aero or 9-3 Viggen?

"Sheldon Rabin" <> wrote: > I presently have a Saab 95 Aero 2002 and I don't experience any of > the symtoms you've described. Just recently, up a "hill" toward a > 6000 foot pass in the California desert I scared the 'cr....p" out > of a BMW sport M3(?) by passing with much gusto. It never did > catch me. Oh, once the turbo kicks in, it's got LOTS of power. Going up a hill, where you've got plenty of time for the turbo to wind up and keep it in the power curve, my car goes like a banshee too. It's the 1.5-2.0 sec delay BEFORE the turbo winds up that annoys me. Especially since it does it after EVERY shift. Then there's the very anemic torque off the line. I have never once "burned rubber" with my Aero, because it CAN'T. There's barely enough torque there to get it going (aggressively) without choking, let alone spin the tires. If you start out slowly it won't choke on you, but what's the fun in that? I test drove a plain old non-Aero/non-Viggen 2002 9-3 and *accidentally* chirped the tires several times, without trying at all - - because it had so much more low-end torque than what I was used to. Gary

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