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Date: 8 Dec 1998 15:52:47 GMT
From: morrnopsamu.caS* (Mark Orr)
Subject: Re: Old Saabs vs New Saabs

When I bought my 9-3, I felt that its was .... well a bit ass heavy in appearence, but I love the way it drove and the practicality of a hatchback. Now, teh shape has reallt grown on me, especially from the front, I think the grill and lights look superb, esp. the trademark Saab upswept marker lights. Mark In article <366C5DCA.44CCnopsamnet>, jvanabranopsamnet says... > >Paul K wrote: >> >> 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, >> and I think I've even noticed that the trademark Saab muffler >> "purrr" has been reduced. What a blunder to a near perfect car! >> --Paul > > >The new 9-5 actually bears a *very* strong resemblance to the >classic 900 shape... take a look at the hoodline, and even the >shape of the side windows. Of course, it lost its hatchback, >which I am truly saddened by, but the Saab designers did a fine >job with that car... The 9-3/ng900 OTOH is quite ugly IMHO - >I've driven a couple and they are very nice cars, but no matter >how hard I try I simply cannot like their appearance. Oh well. > >-Justin > >P.S. That old exhaust note you love was a function of the shape >of the VERY inefficient exhaust manifold design. Despite the >nice sound, if I could change was substantial thing about my >'90 SPG, that exhaust manifold would be it... It's getting in >the way of more power!

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