Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 20:24:37 -0500 From: "elna morin" <e.morinnopsamdnet.att.net> Subject: Re: 9-3 not a performance car?
I agree with what Geoff and many of the magazines say, the Saab is on the soft end of the performance car market. While you may never mistake it for an M-3, you will never mistake it for a Taurus either. I find the car is very competent in the real world. It handles real roads with real expansion joints on decreasing radius onramps with no drama. It does lean a little more than I am used to, however, once I got used to the list, I find the car just sticks to the road. I can carry much more speed into turns than I originally thought. I bought my 9-3 because I fell in love with the engine. My second choice was an Audi A4 but found even with the V6 the Saab just seemed to have more engine. At real life speeds, the Audi felt like it was 50 Hp down on the Saab. Now if they could only put a Honda 5 speed in the thing. I don't think the Saab is will ever pass as a race car, but my opinion, this is a great car for someone who likes to go faster than the average bear with a few friends and their luggage. John Morin