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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 22:09:12 GMT
From: Nutmegger<>
Subject: Re: 9-7?

"Johannes H Andersen" says... > > > Nutmegger wrote: > > > > Johannes H Andersen says... > > > > >Motoring journalists are always enthusiastic > > >when a new model comes out; they praised the 9-5, but > > >recently I've seen that they think it was too soft and that > > >this has been corrected in the new 9-5. > > > > > >Johannes > > > > What do you mean by too soft? > > > > Never tried it. But according to AutoExpress, the new 9-5 > model has reduced roll and better handling balance. How > soft a car should be is a matter of individual taste. Most > American cars are soft and wallowing. I know that I'm > generalizing terribly here based on impressions from cop > movies. Well, I tend to think the same thing, not just based on cop movies either. They have gotten a lot better in recent years though. >Mercedes is soft in my opinion, but you get a nice > pleasant ride. In other expensive cars you get adjustable > damper setting, even some which automatically senses the > driving style. My 9000 CSE is fitted with 16/55/205 wheels/ > tires; it is firm but enjoyable to drive accurately. You've got a CSE? That was what I wanted but couldn't find one in my price range. > > > Having had 2 900's and a 9000 I like the 900's better, it just seems like less > > stuff goes wrong on them. They are just too small for me, I like the size of > > the 9000 and the look of the 9000 better, plus all the little extras. > > > > Some of those little extras I only discovered after more > than 3 years of ownership. The red warning lights inside the > doors, the illuminated vanity mirrors. The rear window defoggers Individual heated seats with temp control and one that took me a while....the cut out the motor does when you red line it. Scared me the first time. ~J~

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