Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 17:44:26 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Used Car Advice

in article b4vkkr$29f$, Campcrusaders at wrote on 15/03/2003 16:33: > My mother currently drives a classic 900 SE. (L reg - last of the breed!) > She hasn't driven anything other than a Saab since she rolled 4 times in a > field in one.......and walked away! > > She's looking to upgrade now and can't decided whether to go with the newer > 900 the 9-3 or the 9-5. > > The model she currently has is the 3 door hatchback fuel injection (no > turbo) that suits her perfectly for size and speed, but she also likes the > look of it. > > What's the closest in character to what she has now - seeing as she's happy > with it. > > I'd be really grateful for any advice, comments and suggestions because as > soon as she gets a new one she's giving the old one to me!!!!! Wey Hey! When I was thinking of dropping one of my classic 900s for a bigger/newer model, my first instinct was to go for a 9000. The CSE variants are just gorgeous with the slimmer front lights. The 9000 is a wider car than the 900 and rides like a go-cart. I did look at much newer Saabs and must confess the 9-3 didn't do as much for me as the 9-5, of which I prefer the saloon shape. It's a very stylish car and feels expensive :) The newer 900 is a no-no after a classic 900. Sure, they're okay compared to other cars on the market or similar ilk, but no comparison to the classic 900. If you love your Mum, advise the 9000 or a 9-5; otherwise advise the GM 900 (or a Volvo) and run away with the classic 900 yourself :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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