Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 22:38:24 -0700
From: "User" <nospamnopsamhere.com>
Subject: Re: Acura 3.2 TL is better value than SAAB?


I, too, looked at & drove both cars (as well as BMW, Volvo, Mercedes). I chose the Saab 9-5 (in September 1998) with auto, ventilated seats, & a moon/sunroof. I love it! It really gets out from under you with that super low-end torque. The 3.2TL is a great car but, IMHO, it is outclassed by the 9-5. Have you driven both cars? The Saab you are comparing (non-SE) takes regular gas with aplomb...does the Acura, as well (I don't recall)? I have been driving Hondas for the past 17 years...the 9-5 is the first non-Honda I've driven as my every-day car. The value is incredible...though it remains to be seen how well the Saab does in resale (Honda & Acura are hard to beat here). Perhaps you would feel safer leasing... Bob <websrfrnopsamere.com> wrote in message news:377B7AE5.795252Enopsamere.com... > Hi all, > > I've compared Acura 3.2 TL with SAAB 9-5 4DR and here are the results > that are different between these two cars. > > > FEATURE ACURA 3.2TL SAAB 9-5 4DR > INVOICE 24973 28853 > MSRP 27950 31025 > DESTINATION 455 575 > ENGINE 3.2L 2.3L > TYPE GAS V6 GAS 4 > NET HP 225nopsam 170nopsam > NET TORQUE 216nopsam 207nopsam > SIDE AIRBAGS N/A STANDARD > TRACTION CONTROL STANDARD N/A > DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL N/A STANDARD > SUN/MOON ROOF STANDARD N/A > TACHOMETER N/A STANDARD > > Judge for yourself from the above table and decide. I've been thinking > about buying one of these for quite sometime now. Even though I would > love to buy a SAAB, the price difference is just too much. Please note > that I've compared ACURA3.2 with a regular SAAB and not SAAB SEV6. What > do you SAAB affecianados think? > > Kris-- >

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