Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 11:28:09 -0600 From: robinb <robinbTIGGERnopsambag.com> Subject: Re: Considering 9-5 Wagon-opinions?
On Thu, 13 Jan 2000 01:02:16 GMT, "K. Olbrantz" <Keith7nopsam.com> wrote: >I am looking to replace my Volvo 855T wagon. I am considering waiting a >year for the new Volvo V70 (I don't want the early first year >production),but like the looks and rear seat room of the Saab. I am >interested in hearing comments from those driving this car. >Thanks I don't know anything about the Volvo V70, so I can't compare the 2 for you. Our local Volvo dealer didn't have a single wagon on the lot and didn't seem all that interested in selling me one. We bought a 1999 9-5 V6 wagon about a month ago. I've had more than one person stop me and say "Cool car!" (and this is a *wagon*) or "I can't believe that's a Saab!". It had its real test a couple weeks ago when we drove it 3,000 miles round trip to Florida with a baby. It may have been a nightmare trip in another car, but our wagon was perfect. All of our bags fit in the wagon area, although they *were* stacked to the ceiling. The side mirrors provided adequate rear viewing. One of us sat in back most of the time with the baby and there was plenty of room. I am 5'6" and could cross my legs at the ankle seated in the back with the front seat cranked up all the way forward. The side back seats are more comfortable than the middle and the front seats are most comfortable of all. The car is very quiet at highway speeds and it does 80 mph at (IIRC) 2500 rpm. We did flat straight roads in Illinois, curvy roads in Georgia and even some big hills in Tennessee. Give it a test drive. We liked the V6 better than the 2.3l 4 cylinder, but many people on this NG (and elsewhere) swear by the 4. Also, if you want the 9-5 wagon and are willing to wait Saab has *great* year-end deals which start around October. -- Robin Please reply to robinbTIGGERnopsambag.com and remove "TIGGER".