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I bought a 2005 linear 1.8t sport and the more I drive it the more I hate the ride, it reminds me of an old Ford Escort I had 20 odd years ago. Anyone out there feel the same and is it a better ride in the Vector? - I have only had it 3 months and its going asap :cry:
 

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I'm sorry to hear that :confused: ... depends on what you consider a "poor ride." The US vector (same as Aero) has a stiffer suspension, so the impact from bumps in the road, etc are accentuated, but you also get less body roll and better response. I believe the European vector has the same suspension as the Linear you own, so that may not change the ride quality.
 

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skating spaniel said:
I bought a 2005 linear 1.8t sport and the more I drive it the more I hate the ride, it reminds me of an old Ford Escort I had 20 odd years ago. Anyone out there feel the same and is it a better ride in the Vector? - I have only had it 3 months and its going asap :cry:
What is it you hate about the ride.... too soft... to firm...!!

There is very little sound insulation in the 93ss ...is it the ride or the noise that the car makes after hitting bumps and pot holes thats causing you to hate it ?

I likened my Aero ride to an old Astra GTE that I had. The ride is very firm with the sport chassis and 17" wheels along with the fact that there is so little sound insulation in our vehicles the bumps and pot holes seem to crash and vibrate through the car due to the lack of insulation. Of course the benefit of the firm suspension is the handling...which is great in the twisties.


I have tried to address the issue by fitting Koni FSD dampers and Hirsch sports springs.... They made a great improvement and mostly eliminated the 'crashiness' on all but the worst pot holes but retained the handling characteristics of the Aero.


I plan on installing e-dead (or similar) soundproofing in the spring which should help further to giving the Aero a quieter ride.

Question: Should I have to do this to what I thought was a quality motor ?
Answer : No..not at all.... but I'm in too deep now to get rid.. so hopefully throwing some money at it will keep me happy for another couple of years!!
 

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wow,
I love my ride.:lol: it is comfortable , and this 2007 for some reason is waaayy quieter than my 2003. and believe me, I know quiet - still no Audio.
(thats right CTRLZ, i am going to mention that in every post until my car is fixed)

The ride is tighter than my 03 as it is and Aero vs my 03 ARC, and the fact that is is newer.
if you are looking for squish, maybe a 9-5 is better, or a buick.

personally i do not fit in a 9-5. there is not enough leg room for me to get comfortable.
 

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Yeah the sound insulation on those cars (or at least earlier models) is simply terrible. What were they thinking? It really makes the car feel much cheaper to drive, but it's not a major concern of mine.
 

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Yeah the sound insulation on those cars (or at least earlier models) is simply terrible. What were they thinking? It really makes the car feel much cheaper to drive, but it's not a major concern of mine.
well, there is a positive side to this...it's lighter, hence more nimble. the curb weight for the 9-3 SS starts around 3200+ lbs. that is by no means light, but it could easily be worse (believe it or not, even that infamous green porsche GT3 RS tips the scales at 3238 lbs).
 

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yeah, but the nitrofil gives you a better ride, alot better, i dont feel bumps at all on the road like i did with my 04 gti
sorry, but i don't buy that for one second. it's amazing what your brain (or butt) will do to justify a purchase. the only good thing about nitrogen is that it doesn't expand or contract as much within a given temperature range (which is why race teams use them...to more accurately control tire pressure)
 
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