Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:05:12 GMT From: Johannes <joh-stop-spam-snospamstop-spam-efitter.com> Subject: Re: 9000 CS vs. Aero...what's the difference?
Nasty Bob wrote: > > 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 :) > > > 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 I don't think there is a 2.0 FPT. The choice really depends on his requirements. The 2.0 LPT is plenty fast, cheaper to insure and maintain. The 2.0 LPT is an excellent daily car and cost very little to run, provided oil change intervals less than 6000 miles are fastidiously adhered to. My 1993 2.0 LPT is still sweet. It's of course not as racy as an aero, but how often do you need this performance?