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Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 14:52:10 -0500
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: NextGen 900s, differences?

Bob wrote: > On 28 Mar 2005 23:19:54 GMT, andrewunix <agreenbunospamnet> wrote: > > > >>If it's an SE Turbo, it's a 4-cyl. If it's a regular SE, then it's >>probably a 6-cyl, depending on the year (I believe the V6 was discontinued >>after 1997). The 2.5-liter is the V6. If I recall correctly, the V6 models >>I've seen have had a little 'V6' on the grille (but not on the rear). >> > > This is very country specific. The original poster needs to post where > he's at. What you posted is true for the USA I believe. The SE's are > mostly turbo's, but I have heard tell of SE V6's. Look for the "2.0 > turbo" label on the back or just look under the hood. > > >>The S model is a non-turbo 2.3-liter 4-cylinder. >>The turbo models are all 2.0-liter engines, I'm pretty sure. >> > > Yes. > > >>I have a 1995 900 S, and while it's no Classic, it is still a pretty decent >>car at 180,000 miles. I have been told, however, that my experience is the >>exception. >> > > I have a '97 900Se turbo. A very nice car. A few things have gone > wrong, there are some things that could be better designed, but it is > still far ahead of other cars of the era. It is luxurious, > comfortable, > handles well with minor mods (which I do to every car I won), is very > powerful and easily increased in that area, and for the most part has > superior engineering to other makes. There are some engineering > missteps, not all of them can be blamed on GM. Any help on improving the AC/Heat system - specifically the weak fan? I have been told this was fixed by going to the 9-3. Not to mention, it is > much newer than any classic. Where I live, cars as old as the classics > will have rust problems. Sometimes you get lucky and find a classic that was maintained and does not have rust. The commemorative versions would have likely been garage kept. My 1993 900 has very minor rust while my 94 NG900 is showing its age with alot more rust. So, some of us like our NG900's very much. There is a difference between liking a car and being fanatical about a car. > > I think we need to compare apples to apples. All cars underwent major > changes in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. We know for sure that what has > happened in the auto industry over the last decade has not been > pleasing to auto enthusiasts for the most part. Saab may almost be an > exception through the 90's... although the last few years have been > serious trouble. > > Back on topic: If you buy an NG900, look for an SE turbo with all the > fixins, then come back here and we'll tell you how to make it handle > like a sporting machine should and how to pull some more power out of > the motor (as well as tell you what needs to be maintained). > > Bob >

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