Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:54:24 GMT
From: r600nopsamejanews.com
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?


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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