Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 15:52:34 -0500
From: Tom Young <try0548nopsamedu>
Subject: Re: Old Saabs vs New Saabs


I too had a certain dislike for the newer models -93 and >. IMHO though, Saab has had a bit of a retro theme going on lately, especially with the 50 years anniversary of Saab. One of my biggest gripes with the Generation 2 900s was the tail end, (besides, that's the part of a Saab Turbo that people see the most of!). I've heard people say, and I would have to agree, that the tail of the revised 900 looks a lot like a NISSAN Sentra! Such a radical departure from the look of the old school Saabs. But, I like what the design folks have done with the 9-3, chiefly how they moved the liscense plate back up in between the tailamps, and look at how much it helps the image of the car. -SAABhuman Samuel Mikkola wrote: > Paul K <paul99nopsamrolog.net> kirjoitti artikkelissa > <Pine.GSO.3.95.981207144026.11288D-100000nopsam.ptd.net>... > > I am an older Saab ('86 900) owner who thinks the changes, > > both mechanical and body, were a BIG mistake. The classic > > Saab shape is gone, the wide hatchback opening is gone, > > The classic 900 sure is/was a good car, especially the last ones that were > made (-92/93). All the mechanical parts and the chassis were tested and > bettered through the years(which in fact was all the way from the > introduction of Saab 99 in -69). > I've driven both the classic 900, new 900, 9-3 and I must say that the real > Saab feeling is gone. But luckily there are classic 900's still available > on the 2nd hand market :) > > Sam

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