Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:54:06 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Saab reviews


"Craig's Saab C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message news:ea2s9o$k06$2nospam.apana.org.au... > Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> writes: > >>in article 44C36B04.FBE3F8E5nospam-spam-sizefitter.com, Johannes at >>stop-more-spam-johsnospam-spam-sizefitter.com wrote on 23/07/2006 13:27: > >>> >>> >>> "carbuzzard.com" wrote: >>>> >>>> Saab new car reviews by professional road testers: See what people who >>>> write >>>> about cars for a living say about Saab and other cars. Reviews as far >>>> back >>>> as 1990. Check out http://www.carbuzzard.com: Lunch of Champions. >>> >>> I picked a review of a 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo: >>> >>> "The engine is powerful, but there`s so much low-end torque that the >>> rear >>> wheels tend to break into a little dance of their own when moving off >>> the >>> line, even on dry pavement." > >>I have read another review, or rather a recap, of the C900 ... It was in >>Evo >>magazine a few months ago, whereupon C900 drivers were described as >>"easily >>identifiable due to well developed forearms" ... No, they were not saying >>we're all wankers, they were referring to the masses of torque steer >>evident >>in an on-tune example. > > For want of exposing my naivety, what is torque-steer? 8-) In effect, when you thump the accelerator pedal, the car tries to steer - because one wheel effectively gets more torque than the other. Here are some other handy links: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+torque+steer&meta= -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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