Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 08:24:54 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Sad day


Renaat Mattheus wrote: > All the people around (family and friends, who are no Saab freaks :- ) ) me > react very positive to the 'new nose' of the 9-5, whereas there were a lot > of doubts about it in the local 'saab community'. I never got that much > reaction on my previous 9-5, altought the one before that was a VW Passat. I > think the Saab designers managed to do a good design upgrade on an old > model, after all : I really liked that 'old' model. Altough this is not the > reason why one buys a car, but many heads still turn around when I pass buy > with the new 'chrome' 9-5. And to be honest: I like this :-) > > I drive the 1.9 Tid and I had the Hirsch Update implemented (175 HP, 370NM) > which is a very big difference with the standard power of this diesel > engine. The new 9-5 drives smoother than my 2002 one and there is less > disturbing noise inside. The interior also 'grows on you', altough it has > the reputaion of being 'not typical Saab'. I have the Infotainment Plus > package with GPS and Harman Kardon sound system, which really 'rocks' ! > > Conclusion : I really love my new 9-5 which offers a lot more 'style' than > all the 'common' BMW 5's and Audi A6's which seems to be sols d like '13 in > a dozain'. > > BTW Here's a link to a picture of my Swedish baby : > http://cgim.audiogon.com/i/vs/s/f/1149409765.jpg > I like everything about the nose *except* the chrome around the headlights. That just looks gaudy to me. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And that ain't me... -- -Fred W

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