Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 20:52:02 -0400
From: (Rob Levandowski)
Subject: Re: Please define quirky for me

In article <>, sundancenopsamalias~net wrote: >My only consideration at this point is that it is a reliable car. I >don't want to break down nor be taking many trips to the dealer for >all sorts of minor or major things. I've heard the Saab's referred to >as quirky in many writeups and don't really know what that means. My >dealer defined it as, well the taillights might blow more frequently >than on my present car but I'm not sure I believe that what that is >referring to. "Quirky" is things like having the ignition key on the transmission hump, or requesting that you "CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS" when you start the car. Not bad, but certainly different. It also is worth noting that Car and Driver isn't terribly impartial. They like BMWs and they aren't sure about Saabs. It's a pattern. Road and Track tends to be a bit more balanced. >Another question I have is that I see really good writeups for the 9-5 >and not the 9-3 and wonder if it's basically the same car mechanically >or not other than the engine. They're different cars. The 9-5 is based on the Opel Vectra chassis, but it's not necessarily a close relationship. :) I haven't driven a 9-3 -- too small for my needs -- but I adore my 9-5. Rob 1999 9-5 SE V6 -- Rob Levandowski

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