Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 19:25:37 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?


"Johannes" <joh-stop-spam-snospamstop-spam-efitter.com> wrote in message news:44D4E203.EF3FC13Bnospamstop-spam-efitter.com... > > > DervMan wrote: >> >> "Johannes" <joh-stop-spam-snospamstop-spam-efitter.com> wrote in message >> news:44D4DB48.76D44FC2nospamstop-spam-efitter.com... >> > >> > >> > Kevin Rhodes wrote: >> >> >> >> In article <1154716026.555607.189940nospam2000cwm.googlegroups.com>, >> >> "Nasty Bob" <speedypancakenospamail.com> wrote: >> >> > >> >> >The Saab 9000 was available in 5 basic flavours - >> >> >2.0 litre low pressure turbo (LPT) >> >> >2.3 litre LPT >> >> >2.0 litre Full pressure trubo (FPT) >> >> >2.3 litre FPT >> >> >2.3 litre FPT Aero (Hot) >> >> > >> >> >If you like fast cars, hold out for a 2.3 FPT or Aero. >> >> >If you like to cover a lot of miles in comfort go for the LPT's. The >> >> >LPT's or "eco-power" models have turbos, but use them mainly to help >> >> >efficiency so they get slightly better mpg. >> >> > >> >> >I used to have the 2.0 CS LPT. Recently got an Aero & the difference >> >> >is >> >> >incredible. The LPT covered 0-60 in around 10 secs, my Aero does it >> >> >in >> >> >just over 6.0 so I find it a lot more fun to drive :) IMHO >> >> > >> >> >> >> The OP didn't say where he is, but in the States all 2.0l turbo 9000s >> >> have >> >> 160hp, BUT, there is no such animal here as a 2.0l CS/CSE turbo or >> >> not. >> >> They >> >> are all 2.3s with 170hp, 200hp or 225hp for the turbos. I thik the >> >> non-turbos >> >> had 130 then maybe upped to 150 for the late ones. No torque though! >> >> >> >> But there is more than just the engine that is different between an >> >> Aero >> >> and >> >> an lpt car. The Aero has big-bolstered sport seats front and rear and >> >> a >> >> much >> >> stiffer suspension with larger wheels and tires. Also has a different >> >> body kit >> >> with a bigger front air dam, side skirts and a trunk lid spoiler. More >> >> interior luxury toys as well, though I think you could get all that >> >> stuff >> >> as >> >> an option on the base cars too. >> > >> > Yes the standard 15" wheels for the LPT look a bit small these days; >> > it's >> > the >> > sort of wheels they now fit on many superminis. I was lucky to swap >> > these >> > for >> > a set of genuine Aero 16" wheels on special end-of-line offer from >> > dealers. >> > Both handling and ride (and looks) improved somewhat. These 4-bolt >> > wheels >> > doesn't fit newer saab models. However, the 'modification' cost me 50 >> > annually in increased insurance premium :-( >> >> On the other hand, a large car with modern-sized alloys and standard >> specification, diddy brakes looks silly. > > But 16" isn't exactly large wheels; standard fit on a Mondeo. Yes, I appreciate that... but current generation Mondeos have brakes that just about fit the wheels (at the front at least). The back, well, heh *coughs at Mondeos*. > That gives plenty > of tyre choice for 205/55/16. I agree that the sort of wheels you can buy > in > Halfords always looks silly, but mine are the Saab genuine article. > >> So too do Clios and suchlike with 240mm brakes and 16" (standard Renault) >> alloys. > > And sometimes drum brakes on the rear, easily seen through narrow spokes > :-) Yes. The Ka's Ford fit 14s had that issue, which is partially why I picked an especially ugly wheel design... less ugly than the drums heh. >> In some respects my 9-3's 15" rims do look a little small... but it's a >> lovely colour! :) -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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