Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 19:09:31 GMT
From: r600nopsamejanews.com
Subject: Re: Audi weak????


In article <7cb8lu$bo7$1nopsam1.dejanews.com>, jbaruthnopsamorshospital.org wrote: > r600nopsamejanews.com wrote: > > You're obviously not speaking from real knowledge. The 9-5 shares a floorpan > > with the Vectra -- it was co-designed by Saab and Opel engineers, and heavily > > modified by Saab. > > co-designed,eh? The same way the Cavalier platform was co-designed before > it became the 900/9-3? This 9-5 is not based on the revamped Vectra appearing > in Europe now; it's the old Vectra, which was developed before GM purchased > Saab. Unless that center ignition key operates a time machine, the current > generation of Saabs should be recognized for what they are --- warmed-over > Opels with Saab styling cues. Actually, the 9-5 is based on the current Vectra floorpan -- co-designed by Saab and Opel engineers. The 9-3 is indeed based on the previous Vectra platform. > > >What is the A6 after all? A modified Passat -- same > > floorpan, more road hugging weight and an underpowered engine... > > The B/C platform was designed on Dr. Piech's command to provide multiple > automobiles. That has nothing to do with re-engineering an old Opel. There is no difference between what Saab has done and what Audi has done. Regardless, the 9-5 has an excellent floorpan. If there's a problem with the 9-5, it is styling that's not as creative as Audi's. > > > Regardless, the question in this discussion is which car is more fun to > > drive? Clearly it's the Saab. > > Nobody in the automotive press has seconded your opinion. Wrong, I've seen many times over superior ratings for Saab in terms of "fun to drive." Drive the two cars and you'll see for yourself. > > > More power, better acceleration, better > > handling, etc... > > By this reasoning the Camaro Z28 beats 'em all. > > > Better safety as well -- the 9-5 attained the best score > > ever recorded by Euro NCAP in recent offset head-on and side-impact crash > > tests (A6 lagged behind). > > That's a simple Saab countermeasure. Owning one makes you want to kill > yourself, so they have been designed to preserve their owners to purchase > again =) > > > Better safety, better performance, lower price. If this is how GM has > > influenced Saab, good for them! > > Hey, go ahead and buy one. I won't stop you. I think if you were honest > with yourself, however, you'd see that the Cadillac Deville is faster > and bigger inside, and has been designed by the same folks... Actually, the A6 is very DeVille like, with its bloated body, mediocre handling and performance. > > --JB > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- http://www.dejanews.com/ Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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