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Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 22:42:09 -0000
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: Any advice re high mileage Saab 9-5 2.3 Hot Aero?

In article <>, dana.scullynospamxnet says... > The presenter then pointed out that while the car was seriously fast, > it had serious issues with turbo lag. To demonstrate he lined up with > a dinky 1.1 litre Ford Fiesta (or similar) and they both floored the > accelerators together. The dinky 1.1 litre car easily left the > Japanese in its wake from a dead stop! Happens to me quite often, actually. Sleeker GT Phwoar <> wrote: >>I guess the Hot Aero isn't as bad as this though! > > Maybe he hasn't spun tyres because if traction control? > Or maybe he drives like my granny? Who knows. Traction control isn't the issue -- it's the same with the traction control off. I drive like your granny only if she's a wildwoman. :-) I start out slower than I'd like from stoplights because that's all the car is capable of. Even after 3 years of learning to baby the thing from a start, I still occasionally "choke" it because it just doesn't have the power to start moving the car as quickly as I'm trying to. If I drove like a granny, there wouldn't be much problem -- THAT it can do. Similarly with shifting &etc -- you don't notice the "no power, then huge surge of power" problem if you keep the turbo gauge in the white zone. But if you do that, any soccer mom in a minivan can pass you, and what's the point of driving an Aero? Gary

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