Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 09:33:19 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Automatics


Me wrote: > Are there any inherent faults with an automatic transmission, as opposed to a manual > shift? > The reason i ask is i am on the search for a newer 9000 and while they have most of the > things i want, they dont have all > By widening my options to an automatic, instead of dismissing the ones i see BECAUSE of > that > fact i could probably get a nice one > The only thing i fear about automatics is if something DOES go wrong with them it would be > expensive to fix > > > Me > > While what you say about expensive repairs may be true, it is no more so than other cars with automatic transmissions. I have owned 2 9000's ( a 92 Turbo and '93 CSET) with auto boxes. With regular trans fluid changes (every 30k miles or so) they both worked flawlessly for me. While I generally prefer cars with a manual transmission, these cars were particularly well suited to an auto box. Once you get the turbo spun-up on full boost you can hold it there as the trans shifts through the gears. The '92 (200hp FPT) was especially quick that way... -- -Fred W

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