Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999 19:25:02 -0400
From: "Eric R. Sterbenz" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-7

Guys, Keeping more in the SAAB tradition, rather than a V8 why not a HO twin turbo V6, about 300+ HP. Then why not drop it into the 9-5 with a 5 or 6 speed of course. They they would have something. Pierrick Brenot wrote: > You are right Michael ! > SAAB should have never been bought, especially by GM. The americanization is > the worst thing it can happen to a SAAB. 9-3 and 9-5 resist quite well, but > I fear the next models. My 1991 900T is so exotic in the Canada's automotive > lanscape, and I am very proud of that. > > Though I agree with the idea of a exceptionnal sound system, B&O could > certainly be able to do something good in the next SAAB interiors. > > A V8... why not if it is a swedish engine, studied in Trollhatten. In my > job, I am working on the GM LS1 (the V8 of the actual Corvette), it is a > good block but WOW... 5.7 liters is too much for a SAAB ! The NorthStar V8 > engines which power the big Cadillac and some Oldsomobile are more modern > (2xDOHC & 32v in 4 or 4.6 liters) but they are still american. The union of > two actual SAAB 4 cylinder blocks could be a solution... > > Pierrick Brenot > Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada > 1991 900T > work for Montupet > aluminium alloy wheels and heads maker > (the SAAB cylinder head maker) > > Michael McWilliams <> wrote in message > news:xXqf3.2455$ > > > TWO cupholders? > > The heart quickens. Where's my checkbook! > > Sounds like a fantasy though...I don't think those techno-Swedes in > > Trollhatten have yet gotten over the angst of putting a holder in the 9-3 > > and 9-5. Vulgar American consumer tastes are debasing the entire industry. > > Pretty soon every SAAB will look and ride like a Buick. Then my > > mother-in-law will want one. > > > It's a slippery slope....<G> > > > MMc Thanks, -- E.R. Sterbenz

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