Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 00:09:36 +0000
From: Charles Christacopoulos <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Opinions about new SAAB 92x


Pumba wrote: > Hello everyone, > > I am currently in the market for a new car. I am looking at the new volvo > S40 (AWD T5 version), the SAAB 92X (Turbo AWD version) and the Subaru WRX > (not sti). From my research all 3 cars appeal to me and are up my budget. > I have heard that the SAAB is merely a Subaru WRX engine with a SAAB body - > is that true? If it is true.......would current 92x owners recommend buying > the Subaru for about 1k less? > Out of all 3.....the Volvo appeals to me the most......but > with the options i want (like moonroof etc)......the price is going over my > budget. > > I have also never owned a SAAB and so I am interested to hear > opinions/concerns about its reliability etc. I generally tend to keep cars > for at least about 6-7 years.......My current Honda has about 120K miles and > is 7 years old and has served me really well with respect to realibility. > So my 2 main factors are I want a car thats fun to drive (I think all 3 > above models would be fun to drive) but at the same time gives me the > reliability i want. > > Just wanted to get opinions from die hard SAAB fans on what i can expect by > owning a swedish car for about 6-7 years. > > Thanks, > Pumba > > In the UK over the last few years Subarus have had exceptionally good reports of reliability. The same for some other Japanese cars (Toyota to be specific). The problem is the 9.2 is not a SAAB, it just has a SAAB badge. If it has Subaru reliability it will be good but if it has been altered ... then your guess is as good as mine. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/

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