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It is true, the 9-5 would really benefit from awd I think. I really find our c900's are much better in snow than the 9-5, even with its TCS and ESP... The 1989 with no abs or anything accelerates, turns, and brakes more quickly in snow slush and ice... and is more predictable also. Turn TCS off on the 9-5 and it's even worse... now maybe I just need to drive it more with TCS off in winter to get used to it, but I think more likely it is just that the c900's really got the winter vehicle dynamics worked out right... doesn't hurt that they have skinny tires also, though I run 205's in winter on the 9-5, 205's on a c900 are fairly wide! My c900 performance tires for summer are 195 :-).
GM did miss the mark unfortunately, although I suppose SAAB's fortunes without someone like GM might not have been great either.
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