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Date: 04 Oct 2004 23:33:44 GMT
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: Are all Saab 95's Turbo?

"Roger" <> wrote: > The petrol ones that is, and what does Aero mean, like is it an > engine or a trim spec. The Aero has a larger turbo with more high-end boost. This is great for climbing hills and passing at highway speeds, but *terrible* for quick response and in-town driving with lots of shifts. Because of the way the engine blows off exhaust fumes when you shift (so I'm told by the service guy anyway), the turbo spins down almost INSTANTLY when you shift. Which means you have the long (~1.5-2.0 SECONDS) turbo lag after EVERY shift. If you want a snappy responsive car, the non-Aero 9-5 might be better. The Aero (at least in the US trim) also has higher horsepower and torque, 17" wheels, lowered and stiffer suspension, and a few other minor additions. Gary

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