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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 17:58:54 GMT
From: "Stephen Mannino" <>
Subject: Re: Is 9-3 a real improvement over 900?

I own a '97 900 SE Turbo, and when it was in for it's check-up, the dealer lent me a 9-3 convertible. The newer car was nice, however, the whole car shook and the body noticeably twisted when driving over bumps. I was amazed at how much the dash as moving, and found it completely unacceptable. This, however, was probably due to it's being a convertible. The suspension was much softer, and the handling poorer. The car was not nearly as quick as mine (it was a non-turbo). All in all I came away feeling that the "over 1000 improvements" made to the 9-3 were more a marketing ploy than anything substantive. Steve Mannino Robin Silk wrote in message <>... >Has anyone experience of both the 900 and new 9-3? I have read that >there have been a number of improvements made to improve quality & >reliability. > >Reason for asking: I am currently considering the 9-3 vs VW Passat. > > > >Robin D.F Silk

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