Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 10:07:10 -0800 From: "pablo" <pablonopsamlyhombreNOSPAMnet> Subject: Re: Best built recent Saab?
"Frans Snoeren" <Frans.SnoerenNonopsamm.hccnet.nl> wrote in message news:aqj3be$jsb$1nopsam.hccnet.nl... > I am sorry to say but 9-3 is the result of the collaboration with the "new" > owner of saab it is a Opel in fact. Don't be sorry. I don't see an issue with introducing some German car engineering DNA. I'd still rather own a 2002 model year than an early 90s Saab. To claim the later is better built is an illusion. I, for one, think today's Saabs are fat better than any early 90s product - I would have never considered Saab back then, but now I do. And I have been in 900 convertibles, and the 9-3 I won is far, and I mean *far*, more solidly built. My point is Saab has to improve moving forward - to move backward would kill it. ts past is exactly what lead it to *need* GM money to survive. Superior cars as a rule do not result in a company that needs to be saved: Saab was a shell and a name, but the cars by then were behind the times. ..pablo