Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 06:59:05 -0400
From: Todd Reiselman <>
Subject: Re: Acura 3.2 TL is better value than SAAB?

I have an interesting take on this one. I am a Saab dealer, (previously a Honda Dealer) so I sell the Saab but my wife owns a 97 3.2TL. Here is the deal. If you look by the numbers only, it would seem that the Acura is the better deal. Drive both of them and then tell me what you think. If you were considering a 1996-98 TL I could understand. The 99 is really an Accord with a little more polish!! If after driving them you are still considering the Acura, do yourself a favor and drive the Accord EXV6. You will be getting almost the identical car, (less optional navigation system) for a beginning MSRP of roughly $24,745. Hope this gives a little different take. Todd Reiselman wrote: > Hi all, > > I've compared Acura 3.2 TL with SAAB 9-5 4DR and here are the results > that are different between these two cars. > > FEATURE ACURA 3.2TL SAAB 9-5 4DR > INVOICE 24973 28853 > MSRP 27950 31025 > DESTINATION 455 575 > ENGINE 3.2L 2.3L > TYPE GAS V6 GAS 4 > NET HP 225nopsam 170nopsam > NET TORQUE 216nopsam 207nopsam > SIDE AIRBAGS N/A STANDARD > TRACTION CONTROL STANDARD N/A > DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL N/A STANDARD > SUN/MOON ROOF STANDARD N/A > TACHOMETER N/A STANDARD > > Judge for yourself from the above table and decide. I've been thinking > about buying one of these for quite sometime now. Even though I would > love to buy a SAAB, the price difference is just too much. Please note > that I've compared ACURA3.2 with a regular SAAB and not SAAB SEV6. What > do you SAAB affecianados think? > > Kris--

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