Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 19:52:27 +1000
From: "The Gardners" <guardnersnopsam.com.au>
Subject: Re: S80


Talk about opinions! When someone uses them in a personal context like yourself it's great but in a recent Melbourne Age Prestige Car Review the T6 lost points in the 'performance' category when it blew the competition away but didn't have a nice...Get This...ENGINE NOTE! What a load of bull, someone please provide me with an adequate reason to how a car's engine not affects it's performance! Al Gardner Ulf Nilsson wrote in message ... >Thanks for your comments. The Car Connection Mag articles you added are very >rewarding. > >What I meant with "the S80 not being ready" is based on press reports here >in Sweden on many annoying faults on S80s being delivered during the first >~6 months after release (nov 98-). Hopefully the year 2000 (or 1999B) >release of the S80 have solved this. > >My opinion on the good road grip/feel of SAAB 9000 CSE (-94) compared to the >S80 (2.9 -99) , S/V70 (2.5 -98, not the AWD) and 9-5 (-98) is based on my >own comparisons when driving these cars pretty fast (++100 kmph / ++60 mph ) >on rough north Scandinavian roads. I experienced the closest road contact >with the 9000 and that's what I want. I realise that this opinion is more >about the "feel" then the "grip". > >/ Ulf > >Russell D. Ollie Sr. skrev i meddelandet <37799c6anopsam1.us.ibm.net>... >>Ulf, >> >>key word in your message was the first one, 'Old'. Here's a couple of >>references you can read to update your database regarding the S80 not being >>ready: >> >>http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/nf/getagrip.asp?idSection=2 >> >>http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/nf/volvowintertest.asp?idSection=2 >> >>Regarding road grip, with a skid pad rating of .83g (or .85g depending upon >>which source you pick), the S80 will run a ring around the Saab 9-5. Don't >>get me wrong - the 9-5 is a great and very safe car and I think it compares >>well against the S80 2.9 but I don't think Saab has anything to compare >>against the S80 T6 (hey wait, I still haven't seen Griffin specs so I could >>be wrong here). >> >>-rdo >>russell.ollienopsamnet >> > > >

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