Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 01:31:31 +0200
From: "Guy Drieghe D." <>
Subject: Re: a (happy) Saab story

Saab drivers should be responsible drivers too, imho. Turbocharged or not. -= Guy DD In article <> , Tom Reed <> wrote: > I've only owned a Saab for about two months, but already heard the > pun "A Saab story" so many times that it's making me sick, and I > imagine that you've heard it just as often and don't care for it > either. > > So this is the thread where we get to relate our happy stories > about why we like our cars so much. > > Last weekend I was driving over to the coast (California) which > involves going up lots of hills which, in turn, involves twisty > mountain roads. Over the course of the 350+ mile trip (one way), > I don't think I encountered a single car that could keep up with me > on the uphill sections (we severely embarrassed an Acura Integra > RS). The catch-phrase of the trip even became, "you gotta love > turbocharged Saabs" In fact, one of my favorite things about my > car is that I have the ability to accelerate past people going > uphill and around a corner. > > Here's another: I was cruising down I-5 at about 75 (that's 120 > for those of you who prefer reading speed in kilometers) when I > passed a sign that said "Lane ends Merge Right". At the time I was > passing a Mustang GT which was going just a little bit slower than > me, and there was a truck of some sort behind me going a little bit > faster than me. Now I had plenty of room to squeeze the brakes and > get behind the Mustang, but I did what anyone else driving a > turbocharged Saab would do. In a moment I was going 90 (145) and > went sailing past the Mustang with lots of room to spare. I must > have annoyed the driver, though, because moments later (after I had > slowed back down), he came flashing past me on the right without > even giving me time to move over. > > Finally, is it just my perception, or do people move out of the way > of a Saab when it comes up behind them? They certainly don't move > over for my brother's VW Scirocco even though he drives faster than > me. > > Ok, now it's your turn: I want to hear your happy Saab story (and, > Viggen owners, I especially want to hear from you). > > > Tom R. >

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