Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 19:37:35 -0400
From: "thomashi" <thomashinopsamenetworks.com>
Subject: Re: a (happy) Saab story


Well Said. Guy Drieghe D. wrote in message ... > >Saab drivers should be responsible drivers too, imho. >Turbocharged or not. > > >-= Guy DD > > > >In article <Pine.SOL.4.02.9909121457580.8209-100000nopsamor.csustan.edu> >, Tom Reed <treednopsamor.csustan.edu> wrote: > >> I've only owned a Saab for about two months, but already heard the >> pun "A Saab story" so many times that it's making me sick, and I >> imagine that you've heard it just as often and don't care for it >> either. >> >> So this is the thread where we get to relate our happy stories >> about why we like our cars so much. >> >> Last weekend I was driving over to the coast (California) which >> involves going up lots of hills which, in turn, involves twisty >> mountain roads. Over the course of the 350+ mile trip (one way), >> I don't think I encountered a single car that could keep up with me >> on the uphill sections (we severely embarrassed an Acura Integra >> RS). The catch-phrase of the trip even became, "you gotta love >> turbocharged Saabs" In fact, one of my favorite things about my >> car is that I have the ability to accelerate past people going >> uphill and around a corner. >> >> Here's another: I was cruising down I-5 at about 75 (that's 120 >> for those of you who prefer reading speed in kilometers) when I >> passed a sign that said "Lane ends Merge Right". At the time I was >> passing a Mustang GT which was going just a little bit slower than >> me, and there was a truck of some sort behind me going a little bit >> faster than me. Now I had plenty of room to squeeze the brakes and >> get behind the Mustang, but I did what anyone else driving a >> turbocharged Saab would do. In a moment I was going 90 (145) and >> went sailing past the Mustang with lots of room to spare. I must >> have annoyed the driver, though, because moments later (after I had >> slowed back down), he came flashing past me on the right without >> even giving me time to move over. >> >> Finally, is it just my perception, or do people move out of the way >> of a Saab when it comes up behind them? They certainly don't move >> over for my brother's VW Scirocco even though he drives faster than >> me. >> >> Ok, now it's your turn: I want to hear your happy Saab story (and, >> Viggen owners, I especially want to hear from you). >> >> >> Tom R. treednopsamor.csustan.edu >> > >

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