Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 16:08:18 GMT From: sfoynopsamhealthplan.com Subject: Re: Looking at '99 9-5; advice?
Check out the current (July) issue of Car & Driver. They did a comparision test involving all the cars you mentioned except the BMW. If memory serves, they ranked them in this order: Lexus GS300 Audi A6 Volvo S70 GLT Saab 9-5 SE Mercedes C280 plus a couple others... They liked the 9-5, but the competition is tough. I like the 9-5, too. A good combination of roominess and performance plus it has a nice distinctive look. If you don't get many responses from alt.autos.saab go to the bulletin board at www.saabnet.com and post your question again. Saab people are so special that they have their own private discussion area ; - ) I'm sure you'll get lots of responses from there. Steve In article <dkuipers-1806980440350001nopsamer-ppp-port-05.neosoft.com>, dkuipersnopsamam.neosoft.com (David R. Kuipers) wrote: > > Hi all-- > > I've never owned a Saab before, and I'm looking to buy a new car this > summer. I'm interested in the new 9-5 SE but have little to go on other > than a couple of reviews in auto mags. I see a lot of posts on this ng > about older Saabs, but little review/opinions about the new models. > > So, what's the story? I know about all the stereotypes about Saab cars and > Saab owners, and I'm not interested in that junk. "Saabs are quirky, only > engineers and serial ax-murderers like Saabs," blah, blah. I'm interested > in the history of the V-6 in the Saab (a GM engine I take it), > reliability, resale value, and so forth. > > FWIW, you can probably predict the other cars I'm looking at in addition > to the Saab sedan. The usual suspects--BMW 3-series, Mercedes C-class, > Volvo S-70, Audi A6, baby Lexus. All offer similar performance numbers and > cost. The Saab seems appealing because I like to drive a car that I don't > see a bazillion other of the same cars on the road every day. If I had a > dime for every BMW, Lexus, and SUV in my suburb............ > > ........DK > -- > dkuipersnopsamam.neosoft.com (remove nospam for email) > -----== Posted via Deja News, The Leader in Internet Discussion ==----- http://www.dejanews.com/ Now offering spam-free web-based newsreading