Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:15:47 GMT
From: Marc Escuro <mgescuronopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Saab SUV


On 9/10/01 7:32 AM, in article la4n7.2214$%u4.2451nopsamnewsranger.com, "Nutmegger" <Menopsamcretroadagain.com> wrote: > He'd better really check out the seats, so many of them are very uncomfortable > for distance driving. The seats aren't that bad. GM has always had very good seats. > I'd go with the Land Rover over Lexus, they just have more background in that > area. I would too. But Land Rovers are top heavy. Not as stable as one would like. And the quality is still iffy. > Companies seem more for a buck than for safety and they cut corners too much > to > save $$ under the guise of popular public opinion. OH I don't think so. GM's put a lot of technology into their cars to make sure that they have cutting edge safety. > Did you hear about Ford's latest recall on the Windstar? No... But I heard about the SAAB 9-5 recalls. :) >> Personally, I think Jaguar should never have developed the X-Type... >> It's looks the Volvo S40, with Jaguar headlamps. But do you think if Jaguar >> built cars of 1994's quality, they would still be around with the onslaught >> of Lexus and Infiniti and the resurgence of BMW and Mercedes? Not on your >> life. > It can be done, I'm sure of it. You're saying that if Jaguar built cars of pre-1994 quality, they would still be around??? They would be the laughing stock of the auto industry. Luxury brands that command the $50K+ price tags are HIGH quality, precision driving cars, offer all the technology in the world, plus the kitchen sink, and offer the comfort of a living room recliner. > Well, the economy is turning too. The economy is a MESS. The tragedy of 09/11/01 has sealed the coffin. We are in recession. Yes, the G7 is trying to prevent that, but it's not enough. >> Cadillac's got the "Art & Science" design theme coming. CTS was >> launched. A super-CTS is on the way. LAV is just about ready. Escalade >> was launched. STS is being launched with an IMPRESSIVE 425 HP!!! XLR is >> set blow the XK8 and SC430 out of the market. > You know, there are just so many people in the world who just don't care one > bit > about vehicles. They just put gas in them and drive them. So, lots is lost > on > them. That's why companies have marketing departments. If they dind't, I'd own a Toyota Corolla, loafing my way to work every day. >> SAAB was just brought fully into the fold. "9-7" is en route. SAAB's >> new design center was just completed. A possible SAAB-coupe (a la Audi TT) >> may be on the way. > Interesting. Interesting?? Yup. SAAB launched their concept roadster.... SAAB 9-X. It's definitely an interesting looking car. >> So.... I think the 3 are really spreading their wings and being allowed >> to do so. > I'd like to see them spread their wings, and fly. But, done wisely. They already are. And you know what?? Cadillac and SAAB are now linked to the hip in Europe. GM is combining their distribution in Europe, since there really is no product overlap between the two, both brands should complement each other. > I was VERY surprised to see them. Also a Prowler, but it hasn't been around > in > a while. Prowlers are UGLY. > Ferrari Huh? > Someone told me once Italians don't know how to make cars! I've never been in one. But I know people who's families own them (2 Ferarri's and 3 Rolls-Royces). Italians make prestige automobiles. They're built for display and to be driven every now and then. -- Marc Escuro mgescuronopsam.com http://home.att.net/~bryesquire "...when all hope is gone, you know sad songs say so much..."

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