Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 08:45:10 -0400
From: "Chris Thurrott" <dontsendnopsamspam.tome>
Subject: Re: BMW M3 vs. Saab 9-3 Viggen

Car and Driver (US) has a review of the Viggen which mentions the M3 several times. -Chris -- **** Note our new e-mail addresses **** This message was sent by either: Chris Thurrott - wodin at **OR** Kris D'Anci - lokki at ---------- In article <>, tsbeckmannopsamcom (Tsbeckman) wrote: > I guess a lot of people would like to have this type of decision to make, but > it is a troubling one. > > I now have a '95 BMW M3 (silver/black) -- fantastic car with 38K miles on it. > The warranty is up in November, and as is always the way, I'm sure the car > (which has been totally trouble free) will wait until then to need a major > repair. > > The M3 is terrible in bad weather, and though I've been lucky so far, it can > get nasty here in Baltimore during the winters. I have a Jeep, but I'm selling > it. I want to get back to having 1 car. > > The 9-3 Viggen is out next week. I have a line on one, and am thinking of > buying. Would I be crazy? The Saab is front wheel drive, and while it is a > Viggen, it COULD be driven in snow (unlike the M3). But is it up to or close to > the performance of the M3? 15 less hp and 15 more lb/ft of torque. > > My question is: Do I keep the M3 or sell it and buy a new Saab 9-3 Viggen > that'll have a warranty? How has Saab been on reliability? What about resale? > I am thinking that the limited production Viggen might hold it's value more > than many other Saabs. > > I've owned 2 BMWs (liked them both -- a lot) and have never owned a Saab. > Let me know what you think I should do. > > --Thanks. > > TSBeckmannopsamcom

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