Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:32:50 GMT From: r600nopsamejanews.com Subject: Re: Audi weak????
In article <36E572CC.B34617A6nopsamvidata.com>, Patrick Stirling <pmsnopsamvidata.com> wrote: > Eric Law wrote: > > Some quick web research (www.edmunds.com) shows the following: > > > > Saab 9-5 SE sedan w/3.0 V-6 engine: 200hp, 229ft-lb, weight 3410lb > > Audi A8 sedan w/4.2 V-8 engine: 300hp, 295ft-lb, weight 3902lb > > > > What's the catch? The Saab costs $37,000 and the Audi costs $65,000. Wanna > > take a quick survey of people on this list to see who can afford a $65,000 > > car? > > Apple & Orange comparisons are all very well, but don't tell you anything > interesting. The A6 is IMHO a much more reasonable comparison: > > A6 2.8 30V, 200hp, 207ft-lb, weight 3560lb, price $33750 > > ... and put the $3000 you saved into performance mods, quattro, etc etc > patrick You're right, apples to apples is important. An Audi A6, comparably equipped to a Saab 9-5 SE V6t is $38k+. Then, take a look at the vastly superior performance the Saab offers with 229lbft of torque at just 2,100rpm. My experience is that the 9-5 is much more fun to drive, but the A6 looks more and feels more premium... > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own