Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 22:08:39 GMT
From: murphwiz <murphwiznospamVETHEOBVIOUShotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3 Aero woes


Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > "news.cable.ntlworld.com" wrote: > >>I've had my 2004 9-3 Aero with the 7 speed auto box for three months now, >>Its done 5,000 miles. AND I HATE IT It's the worst car I have ever driven!! >>Its road holding with the reAxe is superb, its ride although harsh picks up >>all the imperfections on the road and it tramlines on the motorways, you are >>constantly fighting to keep it in a straight line on the granny lane. You >>could live with all this because its a sporty car, but not with that auto >>box. > > > Inner motorways lanes often have deep groves from heavy lorries (M4, M25). > They can catch your car like rails. > > >>This box ruins an otherwise good car. There is a 2 second delay between >>gearchanges. Even in semi-auto mode there is a delay and sometimes it will >>not change up if the revs are too high. Other times it will not kick down. >>This is definately not sporty driving. For a 210bhp car, its regularly left >>standing by the average kids in hot hatches. > > > 7 speed auto? Sounds like the auto doesn't suit this car. It's only a 5 speed auto on the Aero's? A 6 speed auto is available on the 1.9 TiD's 150bhp version.

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