Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 14:34:39 GMT
Subject: Re: Audi weak???? 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. >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. > 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. > 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... --JB -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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