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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 16:00:41 -0500
From: "Eric D. Bereuter" <>
Subject: Re: New 9-3 SE HO Turbo...

I couldn't agree more. I leased a '99 9-3 4dr SE HOT; Green with Tan interior. I love mine. Still playing with all the gizmos that I continue to discover. Did you get the armrest on the driver seat like I did? I've driven dozens of Saabs and have never seen this feature before. I love it as it makes the right arm rest at a perfect level for shifting. The only downside I've found with it is that it covers the middle bank of controls (ie: windows, sunroof, locks) when down and makes it a pain to open the windows at the bank or McDonalds etc. Other than that... WOW what a car. wrote: > Well, I did it. Went out and leased a '99 9-3 SE HO Turbo; silver with > black interior. Have been playing with it (gently for the first few > hundred miles, of course) and love it. > > It took a while for my manual transmission skills to get up to speed - I > was too used to driving trucks when young and had to adjust to something > that can go faster in 3rd than the old truck did! Have to say that the > transmission is very light and easy to manage with a bit of practice. > Haven't had troubles finding any gears, and to my hand it has a nice > feel. > > Quick impressions: very enjoyable to drive, the tires stick to curves > like glue, steering wheel is steady and has a great feel. It's a little > rough on some of Chicago's not-so-smooth roads, but would rather have > that than a lot of sway in the turns. Like I said, haven't taken it out > and let loose too much, but love what I've seen so far. > > Can't address concerns that it won't handle too well when winter comes, > but I'm going to wait and see when the snow flies. I might be in the > market for a set of snow wheels at that time! > > The rest of it is elegant and well made. Took it out during the night > the first day I had it and tried the 'night panel' function and loved > only having the speedometer to look at outside of the road. > > Don't want to turn this into a plug for any dealer, but felt I was dealt > with fairly and compentently by the West Suburban Auto Group near > Chicago. Didn't hurt that Saab was giving away the great incentives > that they are at the moment. > > -- > --Alan... > > Sent via > Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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