Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 07:32:39 GMT
From: Marc Escuro <mgescuronopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5?


I have a 2000 9-5 Aero, and have been absolutely amazed at what the car can do. The response of the car is very precise. The car is extremely reliable. Haven't had a problem yet, and I drive it through the insane traffic of California's Silicon Valley daily. That... And I've nearly taken the car to it's max speed (148 speedometer reading). The car hasn't skipped a beat. I don't realize much body roll.. But I still wish the seat were more supportive. On 6/29/01 12:35 PM, in article robl-F387C1.08350129062001nopsam21.roc.gblx.net, "Rob Levandowski" <roblnopsamhiz.com> wrote: > In article <993763254.26205.0.nnrp-02.9e98b1bcnopsam.demon.co.uk>, > "James Johns" <jamesnopsamns.demon.co.uk> wrote: > >> I have read and heard from friends that the handling of the 9-5 is a bit >> unwieldy when pushed hard - any views? > > On twisty back roads in mountainous terrain, where the intended rate of > travel is 25 MPH, the 9-5 will tend to get a bit skittish around 110 > MPH, yes. At least, that's my experience. :) > > Otherwise, it's no more unwieldy than any other front-wheel-drive > performance car. It's actually rather forgiving... it very clearly > communicates when you are pushing it too close to its limits. > > The body roll may take some getting used to -- it is a bit pronounced, > but doesn't seem to actually affect the handling.

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