Date: 1 Dec 1998 23:20:32 GMT From: "Harrie van Dijk" <icu08140nopsamnet.nl> Subject: Re: 9-5 V6 is here!!
Can't agree really, Saab history tells us that the 99 was build in 1964 and marketed in 1967 under projectname Gudmund. It was developed from scratch. The 900 however was a ongoing development from the 99 just heavier faster bigger and still beutifull Harrie njahnopsamejanews.com wrote in article <740cjb$g9$1nopsam1.dejanews.com>... > In article <01be1ca3$d8ff2780$987c86c2nopsam8140>, > "Harrie van Dijk" <icu08140nopsamnet.nl> wrote: > > PS feel free to reply, this is a very nice discussion > > > > I agree to a certain extent but in real engineering terms the classic 900 and > 99 where both departures from SAAB's previous cars i.e. strong light cars > with small engines replaced by big heavy cars with big engines. I think you > would also agree that in terms of refinement the 900 was alot better than the > 99. However in terms of how these cars compared to their competitors the > situation is very different now to 15 yrs ago. Back then SAAB made cars that > where safer faster and maybe even more desirable than their competitors. > Compare my own car 84 900T16 to any BMW or Mercedes available back then, and > then compare the current 9-3 to the BMW and Mercedes available now. The > situation is indeed a sad one and it would appear that SAAB's only selling > point now is that they are cheaper than the German cars. > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own >