Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 17:21:45 +0200
From: "Henrik B." <saabnopsamlixnet._nospam_dk>
Subject: Re: "1,800" '89 9000 CS Turbo

J Dexter wrote: :: Sorry - the line should have read $1,800(cdn funds) '89 9000 CS :: Turbo - I like my SAAB's cheap and sassy :) .. Still, it's NOT an '89 9000 CS. It's either a CC or a CD! :: I think that the engineers have lowered the quality of the body and :: cage a bit and relied too much on AirBag technology to make their :: crash worthiness nut. For example, I still have actual bumpers on my :: '89 - when I was last at the SAAB dealer here, I could dimple the :: rear quarter panel on the 9-3 with my index finger. There's been NO lowering of the body and cage structure in any way! In fact, Saab has continiously strenghtened the safety in their cars, based on the 50 years of safety developments (read the book about the 9-5 and you'll know that the 9-5 is way ahead of even the 9000!). About the bumpers. Yes, today they're integrated with the front, but underneath, they're still build the EXACT same way as they used to be. They've just removed the rubbercover! ;o) Cheers!

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