Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 07:44:58 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: In What Year?..............

Pooh Bear wrote: > Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > > >>Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*> writes: >> >> >>>I think your timeline is a little bit off, Paul. The 9000 facelift did >>>happen in '93, but my '92 9000T already had ABS, SRS, DI, ACC, so that >>>was not when these changes took place. I think these changes were >>>already in the Trollhattan pipeline before GM got financially (and >>>otherwise) involved. >> >>That's why a lot of people (including myself) regard the pre-1993 9000's as >>'classic' 9000's (ie. C9000's), much like the pre-1994 900's (except for the >>commemerative 1994 convertible) as 'classic' 900's (ie. C900's). With the >>9000's it's more of an 'administrative' division, unlike the C900's and >>NG900's which are clearly completely different cars from the ground up. > > > But seriously ? Do you actually think that a '97 9000 is inferior to a '93 9000 ? > - aside from having no 'glove box' in preference to a passenger airbag ? > > When I get my finances back on track I'm intending to get the best '97 - maybe '98 > 9000 I can lay my hands on. Ideally Aero but Anniversary 2.3 fpt might do ! I > gather that a few were even registered in '98. Actually, the last pre-makeover year was '92, and yes, the '92 was a quite different car. Better? Not sure because although they were similar, they had very different personalities. My '92 9000T had very sporty handling (for a FWD). The suspension was pretty firm right from the factory. The turbo 2.3L engine that year was as powerful as the later Aeros. All of the post makeover 9000's I've driven were much more biased toward comfort than sport. I even drove an Aero (forget which year) and thought that it was not as sporty feeling as the '92. But that does not make it worse... On the highway, and especially in the city (Boston), my old '92 was like driving a buckboard wagon. I've heard that the '98 is the one to have as they all have the equivalent of the Aero set-up. Never driven one so I can't speak from experience... -Fred W

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