Date: 16 Feb 1999 17:17:12 GMT
From: morrnopsamu.caS* (Mark Orr)
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?


In its heyday Chryser was a prestigeous nameplate, but, after two decades of crap, they are just starting to rebuild their reputation. Saab is quite a prestigeous, if somewhat oddball name. I have never been criticized by anyone about my decision to buy a Saab, and anyone who has been in the car has been impressed by it....so far. Maybe its just a persoanl view that bears no merit, but I don't think so. Mark In article <7a9n0d$qso$1nopsam1.dejanews.com>, r600nopsamejanews.com says... > >Lloyd, I see you're back with your Saab bashing... I prefer Saab, but the >Chrysler 300M is doing very well here in Saab's home market of Sweden... > > > >In article <79vh9u$cke$1nopsamdin.cc.emory.edu>, > lparkernopsamy.edu (Lloyd R. Parker) wrote: >> Mark Orr (morrnopsamu.caS*) wrote: >> : A couple of things to say on this, the LHS and its brethren are all very >> : impressive designs, Chrysler leads auto design right now. Chryco has always >had >> : a poor (and deserved) reputation for manufactring quality. I also wager you >> : will get better service from a Saab dealer then a Chrysler dealer. The 300 >M is >> : a bigger car though. While the styling is excellent, my guess is that it >will >> : start to look "old" well before the classic lines of the 9-5. >> >> In the way a 63 Chevy's styling is classic? Put a 9-5 side by side with >> most any sedan from the past 30 years and get people to tell them apart. >> The Saab says "generic sedan" from all angles. At least the 9-3 has some >> unique styling cues. GM seems to homogenize everything these days. >> >> : The 9-5 is >> : particularly good looking in light colours that bring out its subtle lines. >I >> : think the Saab will be the more satisfying car in the longer term, >regardless >> : of your initial instincts. Besides, its much cooler to say "I drive a Saab" >> : then "I drive a Chrysler", so I think the Saab wins on snob appeal. >> >> I'd guess 80% of the public has no real idea of what "sob" means except >> "to cry." OTOH, Chrysler is a recognized, somewhat prestigious nameplate. >> Face it, the only foreign nameplates the public perceives as prestigious >> are Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, and Rolls-Royce. Maybe you >> can add Lexus to the list. >> >> > >-----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- >http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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