Date: 16 May 2002 12:51:08 GMT
From: davehinznopsamcop.net
Subject: Re: 2002/1 9-3 versus loaner 2000 9-5


Someone who looks an awful lot like jim andrews <jimandrewsnopsamintexas.com> wrote: > At similar pricing, does anybody have any thoughts on the general > pros and cons of a 2002 or 2001 9-3 as compared to a 2000 9-5 > loaner with 7k miles? I like the *look* of the 9-5 better (it's > the 4-door sedan) compared to the 9-3 hatchbacks, but even then > it's a close call. For what it's worth, I've never owned nor > even driven a Saab . . . and yes, I'll drive before buying! Hi, Jim. I have a '99 9-5, and when it was in for it's 30,000 mile checkup, was loaned a 2001 9-3. I found the 9-3 to be quicker (185HP vs 170HP, and the 9-3 is lighter also), but the ride was considerably less comfortable over less-than-perfect roads. When I bought, the biggest deciding factor was, to be honest, rear seat legroom. I knew it'd be a Saab, I knew it'd be a '99 (3 year lease return), but other than that I was wide open. After I borrowed the loaner 9-3 for a day, I'm glad that I got the 9-5. The 9-3 isn't a bad car by any means at all, but depending on what's more important to you, well, it depends. What are you expecting from the car? Dave

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