Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 19:31:43 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 versus late model 9000 wrote: > > I'm interested in buying a late model 9000. Anyone know what the > differences are between the last 9000 and the 9-5? For some reason > Consumer Reports recommends the 9-5 but doesn't have anything on the > 9000? > 9000CS: Hatchback versatility, spacious, looks racy. 9-5: Independent rear suspension, possibly softer. I have never driven a 9-5, but for me the hatchback is important. With folded rear seats, the 9000CS can easily take my mountain bike. There is an 9-5 estate version, it is well designed, but still an estate car. 9000CS suspension is firm, some would say hard, but the Saabs always had some of the best car seats, so the comfort is excellent. If money affects your decision, then I would imagine that 9000's are much cheaper to buy. These cars are really a bargain for what they offer. Compare prices with used mercs and beamers and see what you get. Johannes

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