Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:13:05 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Mixed Saab Results...

Just Bob wrote: > On Wed, 26 Sep 2001 20:11:33 -0400, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >"Classic" guys and gals want a car, not a rolling platform for electronic > >bells and whistles. You can keep the airbags, ABS and power windows/locks. > >My 1986 900 had crank windows, no ABS and no airbags. > > Well, there's a difference between us then. I want my Saab to be > convertible, have leather, power doors, power windows, power > seats, cruise, ABS, trip computer, automatic light shut off for > when I forget, and any other gadget they can invent. I don't even > use the cruise control, but I want it there anyway. However, I do > draw the line at On-star and I refuse to have a cell phone in a > car - installed or not. And, it has to be a manual tranny. > > Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a spartan sports mobile as much as you > do - I use to drive a 2 door, everything manual, barely carpeted, > FM radio seems like a luxury, car. However, that's not what I want > from my Saab. I want convenience and comfort, along with power > and handling. > > Bob The new Saabs certainly should meet your needs. At least Saabs are readily available with manual transmissions. I replaced the factory Saab seat with a Recaro - not a leather and power everything Recaro, but a sport model with the largest side bolsters that adjusted the height and tilt with a 10 mm wrench. As for the radio, I often drove with the windows down and the radio turned off - so I could hear, as well as feel the engine as I worked through the gears on a series of switch back turns on a back country road - with no traffic in front of me. . . No digital instrumentation - I want to see the tach needle move up and down in harmony with the sound of the engine and that classic exhaust.

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