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Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 16:49:18 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com>
Subject: Re: Traction Control?


On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 23:12:33 +0100, Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote: > > >Colin Stamp wrote: > >> On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 20:48:49 -0600, Charles <cstoyernospamrpex.com> >> wrote: >> >> >I have heard that the traction control on the SAAB 9000's is notorious >> >for being problematic. I have a 92 with same. >> > >> >What about the traction control on the newer 9-3 or 9-5 models? Is this >> >optional? Is it to be avoided when buying used? >> > >> >It appears that there is a big shortage of decent 9000's for sale and I >> >may have to go to a 9-3 or 9-5 instead. >> > >> >Or stay with C900's >> > >> >Thanks in advance, >> > >> >Charles >> >> No reliability problems on my 2001 9-3. I wish it would control the >> traction a bit better though. The manual says it allows loads of >> wheelspin to "maintain a sporty feel". Pah! If I want wheelspin I'll >> turn it off! >> >> Cheers, >> >> Colin. >> >> [shuffles, grumbling, off to bed] > >If it allows the wheels to spin there's no point in having it ! Spining >wheels make for poor traction. > Indeed. A little bit of wheelspin off the mark would be fine, since it doesn't have any control over the clutch, but they seem to have stuck it in boy-racer-in-McDonalds-carpark mode. Cheers

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