Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 18:24:00 GMT
From: Johannes <joh-stop-spam-snospamstop-spam-efitter.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?


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. 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 :-) > In some respects my 9-3's 15" rims do look a little small... but it's a > lovely colour! :)

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