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Re: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......
Posted by David Hanley [Email] (more from David Hanley) on Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:31:12

In Reply to: Saab next generation 4-cylinder engine......, Paul [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 22 Oct 2000 12:22:34
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Yes, the new motor is the 2.2L designed byu lotus, and currently used by saturn.

The motor is very smooth--at idle it's inaudible, and very quiet under light load.

2.2L with a long stroke will be an improvement for the base saab cars, and improve the off-the-line torque. This is the most annoying feature of our saab.

The big issue is longevity. GM is notorious for cutting corners to save a few bucks in production such that the part breaks out of warranty. If this happens to saab i will NOT buy another.

I looked at a 9-3 viggen, and while it is a hoot to drive, i saw several areas that looked cheap compared to our '97 900 SET. I have just gotten pickier. I also drive a 328i and while it has fewer features than out saab it exudes quality and durability. If nothing else saab would be well served to just copy the BMW suspension, it's *so much* better...

dave
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