Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 18:04:05 GMT
From: jim andrews <jimandrewsnopsamintexas.com>
Subject: Re: 2002/1 9-3 versus loaner 2000 9-5


In article <ac0e27$lhuc6$1nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de>, davehinznopsamcop.net says... > Someone who looks an awful lot like jim andrews <jimandrewsnopsamintexas.com> wrote: > Is the price on the 9-5 (just > > under $25K) out of line for a loaner with 7k miles? > > No, that sounds quite nice. Not alot more than I paid for my '99 with > 29K miles. Good deal. It's awesome looking -- bright red, like my S2000. > > I must admit I > > like the balloon payment option here in Texas on a 9-3, which starts > > at $299/month for the base model. I tend to swap cars fairly often, > > and need to come to terms with that (ridiculous) compulsion! > > Once you're driving a Saab, you'll get over that. Or at least, you'll > stop switching brands ;) > > I bought the 9-5, after driving a 9-3 class car (the 900 classic) for > about a dozen years and 247K miles. If you're more into cargo hauling, > I'd say go for the 9-3 with the hatch; if room is more important, go with > the 9-5. JMHO, of course. How tall are you? I'm 6'3", and it seemed > to me that the 9-3 drivers seat didn't go back as far as it does in my > 9-5, and I felt just a bit cramped (I drive all the way back in the 9-5). Think Gary Coleman, but whiter. Legroom is not an issue! I think I'll just work the dealer down on the price details on both before test driving, and then let the test drive tell me what to do. Thanks so much for the advice . . . jim andrews

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