Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 16:17:54 GMT
From: (Kalman Rubinson)
Subject: Re: My new 9-3 and some thoughts

SMF ( wrote: > 1. The interior pilar and roof off white felt trim makes me worry a > lot. I wonder how long it will take to get filthy since dust comes in > through the sunroof or mechanics leaning in through the window. Is > this pre treated with some type of protector, or does anyone recommend > I attempt to do this with an aftermarket spray? I had no problems with my 900's off-white interior. Over three years, it stayed pretty clean and we used only a water-damp paper towel occasionally. OTOH, my new 9-3 has the dark gray, so I have fewer concerns. > 2. The automatic hatch lock which is set around 10 seconds seems > mighty fast. I'm constantly having to either remember to leave it > wide open to avoid it locking. I assume this can be adjusted or shut > off at the dealer but haven't checked yet. I also don't understand > the importance of this feature since when one goes to lock the doors > this locks too. Agreed. The old system where it locked with the doors was preferable. Same goes for the new remote with separate lock/unlock buttons and which requires 2 pushes to unlock all the doors. A real bother: I find it easier to double click all the time on the remote and the interior switches. > 3. The interior length could have been a few additional inches in > order to fold the seats without having to move the drivers seat > forward in order to get the greatest cargo space. (not a major issue > for me since I don't really anticipate using that much) I use it a lot and do not find it a problem. > 4. I believe the parking lights setting doesn't work properly. The > manual says not to drive with using the parking lights so possibly > it's set so it doesn't work while the engine is running. My switch > goes from daytime to regular lights to regular lights and no parking > in between. I have a feeling this is broken - the only thing wrong so > far. (not really a big deal, but I'll get it fixed anyway) Same here. > 6. Would have preferred a full size spare and wonder if it will fit > the wheel well where the mini one is? It is supposed to. The mini worked fine the one time I had to use it. Looks kinda funny, though. > Excellent driveability and feel, a real pleasure to drive. Well put > together and refined looking with many subtle intelligent designed > features I didn't anticipate, a car I'm happy to own! Need I say > anymore :) And a significant improvement over the 1996 900SET I had. Kal

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