Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 20:35:22 -0400
From: "WitchDr" <Witch**>
Subject: 2.3T Engine (was Re: Saabaru)

"jsh1120" <> wrote in message > My choice was an '04 9-5 ARC wagon at about $9000 off msrp of $40.5K. > Needed a wagon for the canine portion of the family so the 9-3 wasn't > an option. Love the 2.3T turbo. Not as quick as the 9-2X, but far less > "peaky" engine. I'm really impressed with the Viggen 2.3T. It's got a surprising amount of low end torque which I didn't think it would have until the boost pressure kicked in. Compared to my 97 900 SE Turbo engine, it seems there is a lot less travel into the boost even though it has a lot more boost to play with. When the Viggen starts boosting, you really feel it, it's hard to believe it's got that much power for a 4 cyl. Reminds me of the old SVO mustang. The Viggen also gets damn good mileage! Sorry I just wonder if the 9-5 Aero has the same speed as the Viggen? They supposedly use the same 2.3T engine but I keep hearing the Aero has more lag and a slower accelleration. Odd.

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