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Posted by Vlado [Email] (more from Vlado) on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 19:02:08

In Reply to: Projekt 640 - 25th Anniversary, Dave The Ice Age Knave [Profile/Gallery] , Sat, 3 Mar 2018 10:33:34
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I have the book too, read it cover to cover, really enjoyable and interesting.

It's all about those little ingenious and thoughtful details. That's what makes a Saab a Saab. It's always difficult to explain to others what makes the 9-5 a great car, it takes living with it for a while to fully appreciate it.

I've extensively driven many cars of varying price ranges manufactured in the past few years and, sure, the technology and engineering is in many ways superior to the 9-5, but none of them exhibit the same attention to details.

For example, I just drove a nearly new $60K Porsche Macan for 100 miles the other day and can vouch the 14-way seats aren't as comfortable as my 9-5s and the single small sunvisor was utterly useless compared to the dual ones I'm used to. Not to mention visibility was awful and cargo space was about half of what it is in my wagon. And, by the way, there was more turbo lag in the Porsche while highway mileage was worse, no doubt thanks to its poorer aerodynamics. Need I go on?

So anyway, I guess my conclusion is that most new cars are rushed into production to appeal to regular folks and be cash cows (and have competitive specs) rather than to truly be a "good car" underneath and have well-thought out (but often unnoticeable) details. This book also makes it clear that the GM bean counters would never able to understand the Saab brand.

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