Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 10:53:01 -0000
From: "Alistair" <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 Aero woes

"" <luton_ladnospamcom> wrote in message news:4zDAd.94$ > 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. > > 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. > > Its been to the dealer 3 times, all they did was change the accelerator > sensor and told me that the car was working fine. (Furneux of Houghton > Regis). I only got the auto because the brochure convinced me that it was > as good as a manual. As its a company car I have another 6 months to go > with this car and I shall not get another Saab. I can't see why it got > voted Top Gear car of the year. > > this does concern me a little though, I'm picking up my TiD 150 vector in 5 days time...and it's an auto...hope I haven't made a mistake.

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