Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 13:51:23 -0500 From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> Subject: Re: My First Saab
mm wrote: > "DanB" <meld_bnopsamo.com> wrote in message > news:3C06FF43.BF9CB046nopsamo.com... > > Another happy SAAB owner great! So any ideas what the new 9-3 is going to > be like? > > The evolution from the classic 900 to 9-3 is interesting... has anyone > charted it > > all out... Longitudinal inline 4 tilted at 45degrees with double wishbone > > suspension and a very curved windshield and very strange wiper arrangement > TO > > Transverse 4 with struts, and a pretty standard windshild and wiper > arrangement... > > Not that strange, asymmetrical wipers, as used to be used by Mercedes > Benz -stops the passenger wiper interfering with the drivers vision. > > Double wishbones and inline engine is a good setup for a FWD car. I know the perception of handling is very subjective, but the Classic 900 does have a large following, possibly because of the double wishbone and inline engine. This may account for the claim that the Classic is better in snow than the newer Saabs - or is it the skill of the Classic 900 drivers?