Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 12:54:23 GMT From: "Keith Grider" <keithnopsamidaytech.com> Subject: Re: Considering a Saab for the first time---please help me decide ?
M, I think you get used to the key on the floor. The 9-5 seems to have a good reputation on this list as well as on the market. As for the blind spot, I hold a view (pun intended) which states that the outside mirrors should be adjusted so that you can see the blind spot. In doing this, the fender of the car will NOT be visible in the mirror, but a car in an adjacent lane would be! As I see it, the inside rear view mirror shows what is in these particular angles and the outside mirrors carry on where the inside mirror leaves off. This does take some adjustment, but is true for all cars. I find that for cars sold in the US, the left mirror must usually be adjusted to near its maximum limit to actually accomplish this (due to the mandated use of flat glass which does not distort distance). Based on my informal poll, I am in the minority of people who set the mirrors like this. Poll conducted on the use of other people's and rental cars requires major adjustment of the outside mirror to set it to show the blind spot. just my $0.02 Keith Grider "M. OHara" <maryanneoharanopsamcomnojunk> wrote in message news:20000811082918.18640.00000758nopsamb1.aol.com... > I am in the market for a new car, have always owned Volvo's, but I just do not > like the new S80. I've been considering a BMW 528, but hesitating....I fear > it's not great value, and not a wise choice for winter driving. > > Yesterday, I test-drove a Saab 9-5. I really liked it, and was surprised by its > comfort, power, and handling. The only thing I didn't care for was the ignition > location (do you get used to this?) and the awkward location of the window > controls. Also, there seemed to be a bit of a blind spot when I looked over my > left shoulder. > > For some reason, I don't know anyone who owns a Saab, but it seems that people > love them.... any pro/con opinions and/or advice would be really helpful. > > Thank you.