Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 22:26:39 GMT
From: James Sweet <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Considering a '90 900T


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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