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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:16:10 GMT
From: (Mike Philben)
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 or a BMW 328i

On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 14:16:19 -0800, Elanchelvan Elango <> wrote: >Hello Saab'ers, > >I'm considering buying a new car in the next few months. I'm caught up >in a debate with myself whether to go for a 1999 BMW 328i 5-speed or a >1999 Saab 9-3 5-speed Turbo. I've always loved Saab's unique character, >reliability, comfort and performance. Noting the sequence in which you list the Saabs features, you may be disappointed with a BMW. I would say the best BWM features are: performance, then performance followed by performance and lastly -- performance. With no torque steer. Mike Philben >Being a Saab owner (1995 900SE V6, though not the best Saab), I know how >comfortable Saabs are especially, during bad weather conditions and long >drives. Saab's instrument panels are unquestionably the best. I've >noticed that Saab's depreciate more than the BMW's and I've read some >not so good reviews on Saab's suspensions and torque steer. > >I like the richness and the looks of the new 1999 BMW 328i. I haven't >had a chance to test drive the new BMW 328i yet. But, I've heard it >drives and handles better. But, the BMW's are so commonplace and bland >in comparison to the Saabs. > >I'm sure some of you must have done some research on this. Please share >your opinions. > >Regards, >Elan > >P.S. I can't wait to get details and test drive the new Viggen. Nothing is too small to be blown out of proportion.

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