Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 20:48:07 -0500
From: "Junkyard Engineer" <>
Subject: Re: Just a Saab ng newbie question

"Pooh Bear" <> a écrit dans le message de news: > > > Junkyard Engineer wrote: > >> Although it's our 3rd saab, it's my first (few) time around this ng.The >> other day, while following a 9000 CD rusted to the bone with my new '06 >> 9-3 >> aero combi, the question strucked me ; is there a clivage between pre-GM >> saab owners and post-GM in this ng ? Should I be careful when posting to >> take that into account ? > > Well..... the C900 owners are justly proud of their steeds. 9000 owners > are > perhaps more quietly confident of their car's heritage.. There's some > debate as > which was the last 'genuine' pre-GM Saab but no-one seems to get too > excited > over it IMHO. > > Owners of the newer models are equally welcome though. > Thanks :) > There's a general feeling that V6 versions don't really cut it though. > Maybe > that's because it was a Vauxhall engine with a timing *belt* . Yuk ! We had 3 9-3, 2 4 cyl turbo and the newest V6 turbo ( 1 hatchback, 1 trunk, 1 combi). It's a far superior engine so far compared to the 4 cyl (2 weeks) except for gas consumption but it's new and -20 C outside. Smooth at every RPM and no lag. Don't know where it comes from, but pretty good to me. Before purchasing it, I test drove a BMW 330xi and an A4 3.0 L (both V6) and saw no real difference in terms of performance (winter time testing). So to me, that's a pretty good point of comparison. > > Puzzled about the rusty 9000 btw. > Well, yes it was rusty. The trunk lid and the back body side behind the wheels were pretty bad. But I live in Montreal, so calcium and winters makes it hard on cars. BTW, I also remember one friend near 1992 who owned a 900. He was so pissed off with electric problem, it was a running gag. > > Graham >

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