Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 21:36:59 +0100
From: RichardK <atarinospamAMbtconnect.com>
Subject: Re: 93 Convertible buying advice


pablo wrote: > "RichardK" <atarinospamAMbtconnect.com> wrote in message > news:3qesaqFej601U2nospamvidual.net... > >>Nah. I'd rather buy a BMW 3-series ... > > > It seems most people buying a convertible around where I lve share the > sentiment, and thus they're a dime a dozen, whereas the Saab remains somewha > unique. Both in numbers and as a value proposition. And whoever thinks the > Beemer is utterly immune to "scuttle shake" lets car magazines shape his > opinions a tad much... I don't think the 3-series is immune to scuttle shake. I think magazines talk a load of shite, to be honest; my Peugeot 306 Cabrio, for its many, many faults, did not suffer from scuttle shake and was amongst the best handling FWD cars I have driven. You cannot, however, imagine that the NG900's chassis is in any way comparable to any good RWD chassis. However, the Saab remains unique for a damn good reason, IMO. The new 9-3 is almost as common as the BMW, if not more so; I suspect making it look like a Mk 3 Cavalier satisfies the reps. See, you didn't catch the unspoken sentiment at the end of that line. Given the choice, I'd RATHER have the 3-series than an NG900 Cabrio. However, I'd rather have a lot of other cars (some of them Russian) before touching any BMW aside from maybe a mid 90s M5, 850 or a 6-series convertible. Richard -- RichardK - 1980s in a can. http://www.dmc12.demon.co.uk/music/ Retro computing - http://www.dmc12.demon.co.uk/retrotech/ Cars - 2004 Beetle Cabrio, 1989 Supra 3.0i, 1990 Sera, 1989 Volvo 740 MidiGuitar, AU/X. Apple 77-04. See links. Email - upgrade to 128 ;)

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