Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 17:53:09 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?

Kevin Rhodes wrote: > > In article <>, "Nasty Bob" <> 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 :-(

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