Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 19:25:02 -0500
From: cs <cobsnospamnet>
Subject: Re: Considering a '90 900T


I've never driven an auto Saab, so didn't know they were that slow on the shifts. On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 22:26:39 GMT, James Sweet <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote: >Grunff wrote: >> cs wrote: >> >>> query, why is this true: "Funny, a 900 Turbo with an automatic >>> transmission would be a giveaway car in Europe... practically >>> unsellable." ??? >> >> >> >> Because almost anyone wanting a turbo will want it for the performance. >> An auto tranny doesn't really go with great performance, especially not >> an aging 3sp which takes an age to shift up/down. >> >> > > >I drove a Volvo Turbo once with an automatic and a T3 turbo and it was >awful. The lag of the turbo added to the lag of the transmission made it >downright scary to pull out into traffic. Once up to speed it was fine, >but a manual is the way to go with a turbo IMO, but then I'm biased and >like a manual with anything.

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