Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:44:58 -0500
From: El Bastardo Grande <>
Subject: Re: a (happy) Saab story

"Guy Drieghe D." wrote: > Gavin, > > Please allow me to correct some things, and > try to explain my reaction to Tom's post. > > I am not some 'cautious member of society'. > Neither am I an evangelist (except maybe for > clean html-code and Macs)... > > I have driven very fast cars, and at speeds some > of the American folks in here can only dream of > (this was when I lived in Germany). > While I have been driving accident-free for more > than 23 years, mostly at 'reasonable' speeds, I always > thought that I was a good and responsible driver, > and therefore nothing much could happen to me... > > That was until a car accident happened in front of me, > under more or less the same circumstances as Tom described. > The car slipped, turned over and lost its roof while > sliding over the concrete highway shoulder. > The two passengers were decapitated... > It took only a couple of seconds. > > So, what I really wanted to say, is that _no_ car > is absolutely safe, not even a Saab. And I just get > nervous when people put absolute confidence in their > vehicle -- no matter what, chaos-theory is always > on the lurk. > > If you really feel the need "to drive your car as > you please", consider moving to Istanbul and have > a blast. See how long you would last between all > the other drivers who think and act the same... > > Also, I don't see why the performance of Saab's is > such an important topic here. Yes they are performant, > especially because their look doesn't give it away. > But they are not _exceptional_ performers. Just smooth, > zippy, comfortable and very nice to drive. > Good & solid cars, I'd say. > > I'll stop preaching now...sorry. > > -== Guy DD > > > so remember.. use your saab powers for good.. not evil

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