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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 11:00:51 GMT
From: (Mr Ed)
Subject: Re: Dumb marketing

Nothing wrong with the 2.3 litre turbo... it doesn't have the bang of the BMW 528i but then, it uses less fuel too. Nothing wrong with the 5 speed manual... unless you can't REALLY drive (gee, without a decent tiptronic-style auto shifter I wouldn't consider an automatic transmission in a SAAB). Pity about the cloth trim... do you mean it's not even velour? Or are you being a leather snob? On Tue, 5 May 1998 14:17:09 -0400, "J. Creighton" <> wrote: >As a long time SAAB owner (currently driving a '94 9000), I've been eagerly >anticipating the 9-5. SAAB has done a great job for the past year sending me >e-mail and "private" web pages extolling the 9-5 and heralding the April US >launch. > >The reality is that my dealer got one car, a base model 4 banger, stick, >cloth - not what the typical driver of a brand's flagship is looking for. >What's more the V6 SE won't be here till late August! They're not even >available for European delivery in 1998. > >So, SAAB has done a great job getting me all hopped up and ready to buy, but >alas no car! But on the up side thay have done a great job of educating me >about the BMW, Audi, and Mercedes products. Maybe the merger agreement with >GM dictates that they begin making mediocre cars with crappy first year >quality and low production levels. I'll just bet that there's a 1999 price >increase looming about the time when you can actually get a car. > >Now that I read the posts from 9-5 owners discussing poor quality and design >elements I'm may be thanking SAAB for not having one to buy. > >

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