Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 09:36:32 -0500 From: "Russell D. Ollie, Sr." <russell.ollienopsams.com> Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?
I don't know where you live but your info on the Volvo S70 GLT is very wrong. First notice that the original poster referenced the low boost GLT. This is the low pressure turbo and it produces 190 hp. Road & Track magazine list it's 0-60 time as 6.7 seconds. This is much faster than the 9-5 numbers you posted. I believe the 170hp and 9.3 second numbers you posted were for the base S70. They are definitely not for the GLT which anybody who has driven one can tell you. -rdo russell.ollienopsamnet Andreas van der Wal <andreasnopsamnt.want.spam.cost.se> wrote in message news:36CAD163.C42CB06Fnopsamnt.want.spam.cost.se... > > >"Lloyd R. Parker" wrote: > >> No, the Volvo S70 GLT (low boost) is the model I'm talking about. Plus, >> the 9-5 is already $5000 more than the S70 GLT; how much more will you >> have to spend to get comparable performance? > >Volvo S70 GLT (170hp) 0-100 km/h takes 9.3 sec >Saab 9-5 2.3 (170 hp) 0-100 km/h takes 8.5 sec >Saab 9-5 2.0 (150 hp) 0-100 km/h takes 10.0 sec > >I'm not sure which version of the Saab you're talking about, but the above shows that >2.3 beats the Volvo while 2.0 will be beaten. What happens between 70-130 km/h (~45-80 >miles/h) I don't know, but my guess is that Saab will not lose, since this is the area >where Saab usually is very good. > >/ Andreas >