Date: 16 Feb 1999 08:34:53 -0500
From: (Lloyd R. Parker)
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 or Charysler 300M ?

Johan LAUWERS ( wrote: : Prices : : : Saab 9-5 2.3 automatic : 37060 Euro : MB 320 Automatic : 44050 Euro without leather, automatic airco. A 4 cylinder vs a V6? As I posted, though, the 9-5 (in the US) is $8000 more than a 300M. Hardly shopped by the same folks, I'd guess. For 8k more, though, you don't get better performance OR mileage, and you get less room. The difference between an E320 and a 9-5 is about the same, or less, as the difference between the 9-5 and the 300M, by the way. A Volvo S70, on the other hand, is priced well below the 9-5 and is considerably faster. And I'll match Volvo's safety up against Saab's. (Last year, C/D ranked an S70 above a 9-5 in a comparison; they noted the Saab's handling was somewhat tricky at the limits.)

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