Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 19:37:07 -0400
From: rlyonsnopsamoot.com.cough.cough (bobgoblin 2000)
Subject: Re: 9-3 or 9-5?


bobgoblin 2000 sez... > Duane Dostie sez... > > > > > > > Hehe > > > I noticed that too. > > > To date, I've only seen one 9-5. > > > It's a great looking car, more Saabish, if you will. > > > The now 9-3 was a great disappointment to me when I test drove it after > > > driving SAAB-Scania's for a dozen years, and I bought an Oldsmobile > > > instead. > > > > > > Wow, you are truly a dork. Oldsmobile? Thanks for not f*cking up the > > Saab-ownership pool. While you're at it try not to mess up the gene-pool > > either. I'll bet that won't present much of a problem for you. Wow! > > > > Duane > > > > Well, I got tired of being fucked over by Saab Dealerships; after driving > Saabs for 12 years, I grew weary of their shit (especially just after the > GM takeover and most of the dealers refused to honor the warranty). I > found the Oldsmobile to be a very agile, almost Saab-like car to drive. > (Though I truly miss the manual gearbox.) The last Saab I owned - an 89 > 900S - made 40 trips to dealerships from 89-93. The Olds has only been > in the shop once for anything other than normal maintenance - a blown > trans-cooler line - in the five years I've owned it. I may be a dork for > driving an Oldsmobile, but Duane, you need to get that stick out of your > ass and realize that Saab and Olds are made by the same company and the > new 900/9-3 is just a warmed-over, rebadged Opel. > > Oh, and I quoted the VIN so often I still remember it these many years later: YS3AS45D5K3005545 If anyone on this group owns this car, I pity you. Though my 81 900S I received for graduation is still on the road. I usually see it whenever I go to Lexington, Kentucky. -- - goblin

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