Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 22:53:07 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Are all Saabs really heaps of rubish?

While a Volvo 940 is a fine car, it is a front engine, rear wheel drive. If you want a front wheel drive I would take a Classic Saab. You never said which model and year Saab you were offered. I currently drive a Volvo and drove a Saab 900 for 15 years. The Saab is now the first car for a teenager, and a more perfect car could not be found. It is not powerful enough to get in trouble, the handling is still rock solid and the brakes stop it in a straight line even on snow and ice. It will protect the driver in the event of an accident, which unfortunately is highly probable with a beginning driver today. I kept the Volvo because it is a turbo - much too powerful for an inexperienced driver. From my personal experience the rear wheel drive Volvos are more reliable and durable. The Saabs are more fun to drive and handle snow and ice better. Either car will be a piece of junk if not maintained. The questions you need to ask is whether the Saab was maintained and if you want a front wheel drive car. Mick Haller wrote: > I have been told never to buy a Saab I was offered one recently for next to > nothing and still warning not to touch it with a barge pole. Even the Saab > mechanic at the local dealership has told me to "give them a wide berth" and > buy a 940 Volvo. I dont mind the Saabs in principal. Are they really that > bad? regards Mikel

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