Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:27:52 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?

in article, Nasty Bob at wrote on 04/08/2006 19:27: > Jon R. Pickens wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I'd found a '97 9000 Aero that I was going to buy, but the seller was >> less than motivated to be rid of it. > > That's understandable :) Erm, yes ... Unless you've a spacious, comfortable and luxurious Ferrari to swap, he'd be pretty grumpy about letting it go. >> What's the difference between the two cars? > > 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 SAAB took, like another 5 years to get the same driver feeling into the current range. The 9000 Aero is a stunning car. The LPT range provides a very good balance of power, performance and consumption making an excellent car overall when one considers the interior comforts of the higher trim specification cars. It's a car that whatever specification you buy you won't be disappointed ... But the Aero really is a top notch car and well worth seeking out a good one. The engine and gearbox (of the 2.3) seem quite happy with further performance to around 400 BHP which is well into "supercar" territory. That said, given production finished in 1997 they're nearly 10 years old and older examples start to have electrical, aircon and engine failures. Either way, a late CSE or Aero will make a stonking car. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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