Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 21:14:26 +0100
From: Sleeker GT Phwoar <>
Subject: Re: Any advice re high mileage Saab 9-5 2.3 Hot Aero?

In article <>, dana.scullynospamxnet says... > > >Gary Fritz wrote: >> >> You'll also find the Aero has (comparatively) very little power off >> the line -- the turbo isn't spun up. In 3 years of pretty aggressive >> driving, I have NEVER ONCE "burned rubber" in my car. It CAN'T. >> There isn't enough power there, from a standing start, to do it. >> There's barely enough to get the car moving quickly without choking. >> Pretty pathetic for a "sporty" car that was advertised to have a >> ruler-flat torque curve all the way down to 1400rpm. > >LOL! This reminds me of a past episode of a popular UK motoring program "Top >Gear". The presenter was showing off a Japanese performance car - forgot the >make/model I'm afraid. The program showed dramatic footage of the presenter >in the Japanese car easily keeping pace with a Lamborghini Countach on the >test track - indeed the pressure got to the driver of the Countach and he >spun it!. Yep, that was a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 versus a Diablo, not a Countach. >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! It was quite a while before the turbo kicked in and the >Japanese car came up to speed. I think it was a family 1.4/1.6 something (renault megane maybe) and it was 4th gear at 30mph or something equally silly. That is why the turbo didn't spool. >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. -- Carl Robson Car PC Build starts again. Homepage:

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