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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 00:10:07 -0400
From: "Russell D. Ollie Sr." <russell.ollienopsamnet>
Subject: Re: S80


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 Ulf Nilsson <njetspam-ulf.b.nilssonnopsama.com> wrote in message news:jBwb3.696$26.189731328nopsamb.telia.net... > Old Scandinavian proverb: Three good reasons for buying a SAAB? Answer: > November, December & January (meaning that SAABs are fantastic winter cars, > that was before Volvo started to build 4WDs). > > Forget about the C70, it's not a winter car, it's a summer coupé (or cab). > You could forget about the S80 as well, it's not ready yet. The S/V70 and > 9-5 are both OK and good winter cars. Most people here see no need for 4WDs > (we use winter tyres) but if you want a 4WD go for the Volvo, otherwise go > for the SAAB. The 9-5 has a more modern design then the S/V70 and it's also > considered as unusually reliable for being such a new design. > > Myself I have a SAAB 9000 CSE and I've tried the S/V70, S80 and 9-5 as well. > Of all those cars I prefer the one I have. Why? Because I like the hatchback > design and it has also the best road grip/feeling when driving fast. > / Ulf > > Jim Brown skrev i meddelandet <376D4134.5BB7B03Dnopsamosystemsgroup.com>... > >My wife is thinking about buying a C70 or an S80 (new). She also likes > >the Saab 9-5, although I like the Volvo's better. If it were my car, I > >would probably buy the S70 AWD. > > > >We live in Chicago, so good traction in snow is very important. None of > >these cars are available with all wheel drive. > > > >Any thoughts on these choices? By the time we total the options we > >would buy, all of these cars are within about $1,000 US of each other. > > > >Jim Brown > >Chicago > > > >

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