Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 21:19:39 GMT
From: saabsternopsameja.com
Subject: Re: Has anyone considered an IS300 instead of a new 9-3SE?


Never mind Lexus, Benz, BMW and all that other trash. People here know that the best automotive manufacturer (even today) is SAAB. Saabster 85 900 In article <8svksp$j21$1nopsam1.deja.com>, gjrlitwinskinopsameja.com wrote: > In article <39D0C8EC.188FA973nopsamdings.com>, > Ryan Goldade <ryannopsamdings.com> wrote: > > The is a rule of thumb in the used engine industry that Japanese > engines outlast > > american engines by 60%, and that European engines outlast Japanese > engines by > > another 40%. > > Strictly looking at longevity and quality the european auto will > always take the > > cake. If we take the car down to base material...every piece of > > metal...leather...plastic..etc will be of exceptionally higher quality > in the > > european auto. > > > > Ryan Goldade > > ryannopsamdings.com > > > > Liam & Nicole Sheehan wrote: > > > > > I'm in the market for a new car. My 96 900SE has 112K miles and > almost no > > > equity left. > > > I test drove the new Lexus IS300 yesterday and fell in love with it. > I have > > > never driven a new 9-3 SE and will do so this week. The local LEXUS > dealer > > > has been converting many SAAB and AUDI A4 drivers into this car and > I can > > > see why. > > > > > > This is a joke, right? European engine qulaity (longevity) better than > Japanese? Hah, what nonsense! And we don't even have to mention the > F-word (Fiat). The only European manufacturer that even approaches > Toyota in quality of construction is Mercedes Benz, and that at a large > price differential. And BMW is much worse than M-B. (Remember all the > 4.0 V8's that BMW had to replace?) This is just not arguable. > > I just got back from an auto show. I compared the E320 Merc with the > LS430 and the Q45 and I compared the BMW 325/330 sedans with an IS300 > for interior design, quality of materiels and fit and finish. The > Japanese models invariably left the German products for dead and were > less expensive to boot. A 3 series Beemer may be more fun to drive than > an IS300, but it will require more maintenance and even then it will not > last as long as the Toyota product. > > Go read Consumer Reports or the long-term tests in Road and Track. > > You definitely need a reality check. > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy. > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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