Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 08:15:43 -0500
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Difference in ARC and AERO

- Bob - wrote: > On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:42:54 -0600, <eaglewing> wrote: > > >>Thanks Paul, >>Good feedback. I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel and checking >>it out first hand. >> >>Eaglewing > > > > I would not give a car this powerful and with the turbo whoosh to a 16 > yo. Turbos come on fast and somewhat unexpectedly. You need to be good > with the throttle. They are also slow when pulling out into traffic or > across a couple lanes unless you are good with the throttle and the > clutch. > > It's not the kind of challenge I would give to a new driver. A car > with a more traditional engine and more linear and predictable power > would be much better. Have you drive one of these newer 9-3's Bob? The turbo lag is almost not present (at least compared to prior models). Being that the OP is writing from the Yoo Ess I'm guessing he would be looking for only (steptronic) automatic equipped cars. With the auto box it takes about 3 minutes to get used to the turbo lag. -- -Fred W

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