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Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 00:17:08 GMT
From: Bob <uctraingnospamanet.com>
Subject: Re: 93 Convertible buying advice


On Mon, 03 Oct 2005 23:30:36 +0100, "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk> wrote: >Now you need to find out if a 9-3 cabrio. is worth having? Well, noting that I can't speak to the USA vs. UK differences or the proper price in the UK... the 9~3 Convertible is a nice car. By the time the 1999 rolled out, they had most of the issues they'd had with the NG900 worked out and all the engineering modifications had been made. There are few "known issues". I have a late model 900 convertible and it's a wonderful car. Comfortable, luxurious, handles well enough to be fun but not intimidate you. Well insulated. No leak problems. Fine in the Winter/snow - I drive mine year round through sub zero days here in New England and it's as good or better than my other vehicles as a winter car. Traction is great and I plow through snow that stops normal cars and SUV's. I highly recommend putting a set of adjustable Koni's dampers in there. Makes a big difference in handling. Not sure how my HP you get from the "lpt", but it's a fun car to drive when you want it to be. I have a USA hpt and mileage is about 27mpg - but I do like to enter the highway with ease, if you get my drift. The back seat is for smaller people and kids, not adults. Cargo space is also limited. With the top down, you can carry some large stuff but it has to be fair weather. I highly recommend one. I look for places to go just so I can drive mine.

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