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I've had 3 9-5 wagons, each with the B235R, and the 5spd automatic transmission.
My 2004 Aero was easily the fastest, and got the best mileage. (Owned from 72K-125K)
My 2003 Aero wasn't as fast, and got slightly worse mileage. (Owned from 121K-187K)
My 2006 2.3T is similar to the 2003. (Bought with 46K, currently has 50K)
(Both my '93 Aero and '00 Viggen had manuals... so a comparison isn't fair.)
I don't find the "slow" ones to be really slow, just significantly different than the 2004.
All of them ran the proper NGK plugs, and were maintained by me.
If I had lots of time, I'd go through my current '06 with a fine-toothed comb, but at this point, it seems "good enough" so it'll have to wait.
I'm tempted to try a "stage 1" ECU tune from one of the long-standing tuners to see how that changes things after I check for intake and turbo system culprits.
If you find anything, let us know.
'06 9-5 Combi, AT, Polar/Black
'03 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Steel/Charcoal
'00 9-3 Viggen, 5D, Silver/Black
'93 9000 Aero, 5MT, Cirrus/Black
'04 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Nocturne/Granite
'86 900 SPG, 5MT, Edwardian/Buffalo Grey
Posts in this Thread:
- 2008 performance, Per, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:38:10
- Similar Experience..., PGAero , Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:19:53 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: 2008 performance, bobc , Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:33:29
- Diagnose, Per, Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:21:42
- Re: 2008 performance, Boris Bubbanov, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:38:23
- Re: 2008 performance, Frankie, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:28:18
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