Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 16:00:07 GMT
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 or Volvo S 80 ?

In article <>, wrote: > I sold yesterday my 9-5. My Volvo dealer borrowed me > brand-new S80 T6 free-of-charge for one full month, > until my own T6 will be delivered on January 21. > S80 T6 performance, comfort, and overall > impression are marvelous. The car is a great > blend of a luxury sedan (not like rather mid-sized > S/V70 and 9-5) and a sport-car. Will come up with > more practical experiences in few days. Hi Radek, Glad to hear you like your new car, albeit a substitute. Your dealer seems to be a very decent bloke. > For now, I really love integrated GSM telephone > which is VERY sensitive, great stereo and a lot of > small goodies not seen on S/V70. Traction with > STC/DSTC is just perfect, it is also fun to shift > manually with Geartronic transmission. There is A LOT > of space on rear seats, uncomparable to both S/V70 > and 9-5. The borrowed car does not have RTI, so I cannot > comment on this. Performance, at all speeds > is a way better than in my former V70R AWD, > with no noticable turbo lag. This is a the nice thing about modern turbo engines. Is there any lag at low revs? (1500 rpm)This is probably where you would expect it most, as opposed to re-application of throttle. >The car is also VERY quiet > at traveling speeds around 200 km/h and more. You should also see if you can get a drive in Lexus if you like quiet motors. > I was driving before also (new) E280 and it cannot > be compared with it at all. Well, new MB S-class > should be better, but a lot more expensive. My mothers boss got the E class when it was new. He had alot of problems with it and eventually had to get the car replaced. It seems the early ones suffered from alot of silly problems > Radek > > -99 Volvo S80 T6 (272 hp) ! > -98 Saab 9-5 > -98 Volvo R AWD (250 hp. 4x4) > -97 Volvo S90 (200 hp) > -95 MB E280 > -94 Seat Toledo (150 hp) > ... Happy christmas, NJH P.S. Don't stop posting because some here get out of their tree for not loving everything SAAB have ever done, and hating everything Volvo -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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