Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 10:58:07 -0000 From: "Michael Bungarten" <mike95nopsamde> Subject: Re: Considering 9-5 Wagon-opinions?
K. Olbrantz <Keith7nopsam.com> schrieb in im Newsbeitrag: su9f4.3803$G42.72487nopsam.rdc1.tn.home.com... > 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 > Hi, i drive the SAAB 9-5 since the car in 1998 apears in germany. My first was a 9-5 SE 2.3 LPT Saloon (manual shift), then I brought last year a silver 9-5 SE 2.3 LPT Wagon (automatic). Both cars are fantastic, but the Wagon i think looks better than the Saloon. The best I testet was the 9-5 AERO some weeks before. Here in germany all tests against Volvo says: SAAB 9-5 is the better swedish car. In all tests the 9-5 Wagon becomes good notes (similar to BMW 5er Touring, Audi A6, Mercedes E-Klasse) and thatīs a very compliment for a not "german" car. I think the styling of SAAB is much individual against 08/15 design. I love them. All my 9-5 was modified by the CARLINE AG of Switzerland. They powerd up from 170 HP to 220 HP (only Electronic, complete new programming). The 9-5 SE Salon comes up to 260 km/h (100 km/h in 7,6 s), the Wagon (havier: 100 kg) up to 245-250 km/h (100 km/h in 7,9 s). The new automatic gear is fantastic. The only problem I have with the modified carīs are the brakes. The brake are for 170 HP not for 220 HP. So i let modify my car with brakes from new AERO model (no problem, i talk with SAAB engineers at IAA in Frankfurt last year. But the "normal" 2.3 LPT with 170 HP have enough power. If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:mike95nopsamde Michael germany