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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 00:39:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 -- any satisfied (or not) owners out there?

Derek Aldridge wrote: > I'm seriously considering purchasing a new Saab 9-3 in the near > future. (The car would have manual transmission, probably with leather > seats, and probably would not be an SE.) Before I take the plunge, I > am interested in hearing the opinions of others who have purchaced > 9-3s. Particularly if you've never owned a Saab before (since I > haven't). > we have 9-3 , not an SE, 2 door, with leather seats, 5 speed, and never owned a saab before. > I've done my research and even test-driven one (and I was impressed), > and now I'm hoping to get the opinions of other 9-3 owners. Are you > pleased with the car? What annoys you about it? What are the > characteristics you like best? What sort of new-car-bugs are you > experiencing? Absolute LOVE!!! It is the best and smartest car I have ever owned, or driven. The little conveniences, the comfortable chairs (seats), the cavernous trunk, the knowledge that you can pass any car on a 2 lane highway in a turbo flash.... AH! What a car! No bus to report (albeit we only have about 2,000 miles so far). > I've never owned a Saab (presently have a Mazda MX3), but I think it > should meet my needs. My needs (and wants) include the following: a > fairly luxurious and safe car that performs very well; one that deals > well with cold, snowy and icy winters; might not be an issue this "winter" !! > and a car with plenty of > storage space. The fact that they are fairly uncommon is a slight > bonus, though hopefully that won't come back to haunt me when it needs > servicing. > > I'm also considering a Volvo S70. > > Any feedback will be much appreciated. > > Derek Aldridge > > [Please remove "nospam" from my email address before trying to send > email to me.] -- Remember, there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over. - Frank Zappa

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