Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 17:34:30 GMT From: r600nopsamejanews.com Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?
Let's remeber that in the S70 GLT's case, it's about gearing, not engine. 199lbft at 1,800 rpm is great, except when it's pulling 3,400lbs. Nevertheless, Volvo's solution works well... In article <7b26ou$dt0$1nopsamer.news.rcn.net>, "Russell D. Ollie, Sr." <russell.ollienopsams.com> wrote: > About unequalled? I don't think most other competitors come close to the > acceleration of the S70 GLT (which is the light pressure turbo version). > It's also amongst the roomiest of the bunch. However, it is old with a 10 > year old design. It's replacement is due out in several months (I've seen > some 'interesting' pictures of it). If it's design turns out to be as fresh > as the pictures I've seen and they refine the ride quality while maintaining > the performance edge it will be a very competitive car. > > -rdo > russell.ollienopsamnet > > Lloyd R. Parker <lparkernopsamy.edu> wrote in message > news:7b1flm$djt$1nopsamy.cc.emory.edu... > >r600nopsamejanews.com wrote: > >: In article <7aubjo$lif$1nopsamdin.cc.emory.edu>, > >: lparkernopsamy.edu (Lloyd R. Parker) wrote: > >: > r600nopsamejanews.com wrote: > >: > : > > >: > : > What about the Volvo S70? Both the base and T-5 are available with > a > >: > : > manual. The VW Passat V6 is too (if they had offered the GLX > Synchro this > >: > : > year, I would have seriously considered it). > >: > : > >: > : Volvo's good, but S70 is getting a little long in the tooth. > Under-rated > >: > : handling and performance, but ride is rough and interior really feels > old. > >: > : Passat V6 not nearly worth the money. Mediocre performance, plus, > here in > >: > : Europe, VW and Audi are starting to get a reputation for poor quality > >: (despite > >: > : excellent fit and finish)(you'll see some evidence of this in C&D's > latest > >: > : Passat long-term test). Everything would be fine if Chrysler would > offer a > >: 5- > >: > : speed. > >: > > >: > The Passat GLX V6 is $10k below a smaller Audi A4. How can that not be > >: > worth the money? The GLS is even lower priced. Same engine, same > >: > transmission, same platform. > >: > > >: > C/D rated the S70 above the 9-5 in a recent comparison. CR agrees that > >: > the 9-5 is better than an S70 though. Both really like the Passat. > >: > >: Compared to the A4, yes, it's a great deal... But $28k is pretty steep > for a > >: VW Passat with mediocre performance. The Passat 1.8T has simialr > performance > > > >I don't believe you can option a Passat GLS (the only model available now) > >over $25k, and even the GLX Synchro (listed but not sold here for 99) was > >around the $28k you mention (and that IS with awd, memory seats, wood > >trim, Tiptronic, automatic climate control, etc.). > > > >: to the 2.8, but costs a lot less. In regard to the S70, R&T just ranked > it > >: last in a comparison of 3-series, A4, 9-3, etc... Meanwhile, C&D ranks it > #3 > >: in a test of seven cars. > > > > > >Behind the Lexus GS and Audi A6, and ahead of the Saab 9-5, Catera, > >Mercedes C280, Millenia S. > > > >: S70 is a good car, but drive it back to back with > >: the 9-5 or 300M and it feels old. > > > >Perhaps, but its acceleration is just about unequalled in its class. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own