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Date: 27 Mar 1999 12:24:42 GMT
From: "AutoBody" <sabnopsamwk.net>
Subject: Re: Did Ford screw up the 1994+ 900?


Milt, Buddy, Ford has nothing to do with Saab. Non-the-less, an equally evil force has come to the helm of the Saab wheel. General Motors. (lions and tigers and bears...). But your freind was right in another aspect. The new Saab 900 from 1994 is built on an Opel platform. Remember them from the early '70's? In the same move they moved their North American headquarters from Orange CT. to Georgia. It's still an O.K. car, but not the stuff of legend as were the pre '94's. Jim SABnopsamWK.NET Milton Yarberry <myarberrnopsamex.com> wrote in article <36F7DED0.95B52848nopsamex.com>... > Hello, > > I'm new to the Saab world (but I've always been a fan). > I was looking to buy a '96ish 900, but I heard a nasty rumor from > another enthusiast that the 1994+ redesign was "very bad". > > He told me that it wasn't the same car as the 1993 - that Ford handled > the redesign and "screwed it up" - that you could feel the difference > by driving them both comparatively, etc. etc. (he wasn't very specific). > > Does anybody wish to confirm or refute this? > > Just using Ford and Saab in the same sentence makes me a bit queasy. > > Did Ford have a big part in the redesign? > Do the two styles of car handle very differently? > Are there now large maintenence issues? > Do I have to think of it as an American car? > > > Your opinion would be appreciated,... > > > Thanks, > > Milt > > > > >

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