This is total BS, i think i have good reference points having only driven standards on quite a few VAG cars and another SAAB and Volvo.In a really evolved move, the new 9-5 Saabs for North America will all come available only with the 6-speed Tiptronic automatic. The manual shift linkage we’ve tried on European 9-5s and 9-3s is the worst we have ever had to live with in this century. Only if this standard and traditional setup is greatly improved should Saab think of bringing it.
Hey man, shifts happen ..... :lol:I haven't 'forgotten', just 'suppressed' those memories.
Both of them require a little body english to make the shifts happen.
The 9000 made that nice 'thump' from the lever when you got a clean shift.
It's all coming back now....
I don't even get it. Clunky shifter or no, removing a choice is ALWAYS bad for the customer!!This is total BS, i think i have good reference points having only driven standards on quite a few VAG cars and another SAAB and Volvo.
The 9-3 6MT, while a bit long throw is by no means bad at all.
Now we need a decently tuned AcuraTL/Bentley-ish manny tranny. Heck if even Acura can do it...
I think you are right .. Not quite any colour you want as long as it is black ..i disagree, in the US hardly anyone drives manual, and if the brand is to grow up with its customer base it makes sense for the flagship model to come in an auto-stick for the time being until they know the brand and model are viable again.
well, that's easy.I think you are right .. Not quite any colour you want as long as it is black ..
Yes, a limited choice of colours for the start and later options for an improved interior. They are starting up the factory almost from scratch.
Anyways, whats wrong with a 6 speed paddle change .