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Re: Apples to Oranges... Yep.BMW still an unfair comparison !
Posted by PGAero [Email] (#1143) [Profile/Gallery] (more from PGAero) on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 16:21:14

In Reply to: Re: Apples to Oranges... Yep.BMW still an unfair comparison !, neil dale [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:08:10
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Thanks for the reply, Neil! I, too, enjoy the fact that I don't see any other Viggens on the road (except my brother's identical car now and again).

I know that lots of sports cars (historically and even now) are open-tops. All I said was that the OG9-3 convertible chassis is not a great starting point for handling. Boxter? Miata? Sure!

I understand the "thrill" of an open vehicle. Someday, I'll own a Saab convertible (I promise). Since I gave up my motorcycle, I've sought my "thrills" on the public roads in terms of cars that bring a smile to my face. The Viggen does that. The driving experience, the look, all of it. I love the car. Even our 9-5 Aero wagon (automatic transmission and all = :o( ) is a blast to have in the family.

I do miss a car that handles properly "well." (I'm seriously not interested in going much faster. I want crisp handling.)

~Peter

_______________________________________ Current: '03 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Steel/Charcoal '00 9-3 Viggen, 5D, Silver/Black Past: '93 9000 Aero, 5MT, Cirrus/Black '04 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Nocturne/Granite '86 900 SPG, 5MT, Edwardian/Buffalo Grey


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