Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:10:28 GMT From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamsssssssizefitter.com> Subject: Re: saab 92x
ma_twain wrote: > > dragonmarch wrote: > > > I've have just bought a saab 92x aero.I have no problem with it being > > a, "Saab tuned Subaru WRX," as the WRX is a real performance bargan. > > The saab changes are considerable; no longer really homely, bigger > > brakes, WRX XTI steering, Saab seats, and quiter. > > I don't care about the 92 being a real saab. The last real Saabs were > > pre 1993 Saab 900s. Both the 9000 and lated 900s-93s shared platforms > > with other manufacturers.My last car a 1996 saab 900s was a nicly Saab > > tuned European General motors product. The Saan snobbyness from owners > > of cross platform Saabs seems silly to me. > > The 92x was steeply discounted, I bought mine for $22,800, less than > > the Subaru WRX and a better though similar car. > > > > > > No one said the Subaru WRX was not a nice car, we just did not want to > pay the price difference. It sounds like a nice car and I hope you > enjoy it, just take it easy and keep your drivers license :-). I would > not buy a 9-2 now because I have a real Saab - a Classic 900. I also > have a NG900 and there is no comparison. It is rather obvious what GM > did to Saab when I drive my Classic 900 after driving the NG 900. It > makes you really appreciate the Classic. Hmm. The Classic 900 may have a lot of character, but the 9000 was the next logical step. The 9000 CS/CSE finally got rid of the 'hybrid' look of two cars welded together, it has a nicely integrated Giorgetto Giugiaro design. Saab went their own way in on the Type 4 project, and the car is much more substantial than the Italian derivatives. It takes the best Italian design features combined with Swedish engineering. A true Saab classic IMO.