Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 19:24:31 -0000
From: "Simon Watkins" <siwatkinsnopsamorg>
Subject: Re: Saab's Suck in Comparison To Competition

"ECHJR" <> wrote in message news:N3wp6.4169$ > I drove a new Sabb 9-5 Aero last week in my quest for a new sedan. > The engine is fast, but noisy... ? NIME > The interior is somewhat comfortable, The seats are too flat. Most comfortable car I've ever driven. Have done 9 x 800mile + trips in the 3 x 9-5s that I've owned, and arrived each time feeling relaxed, and without an ache. > The torque steer is lame.. It is no worse than any other front wheel drive car. > The raquet on the highway is unbelieveable for an upper end vehicle. Everyone comments how quiet mine is? > Brakes didnt feel so hot. Strange. > I have a friend who has a 98 900 SE convertible and the thing only has > 36K miles on it, but it idles rough (even warm) and over bumps the damn > thing shakes > like every piece is held with glue. Not owned the convertible, but all are subject to more scuttle shake than the Sedan versions. > It seems like GM has their hands too deep into the world of Saab because > quite honestly the thing resembles some fit and finish of a rental Malibu I > drove a couple months ago. Perhaps there are different standards over there than over here. Certainly when I have rented over there, I always not the cheapness, coarseness and low quality of the US manufactured vehicles I've driven. > Nothing personal, and while I respect Saab's legacy, I think that as of now > they have falling back with respect to technology, quality control, > and value. > I decided to go with a 01' E320.. While a little bit slower (much heavier) > and > about 7K more expensive.. the quality differences are tremendous. 7k. Consider a Merc of the same price as the Saab 9-5, and you'll see the difference in quality. Your comments about comfort noise and quality could very easily be reversed. I was looking at a similarly specced C class when purchasing the 9-5. The C was terrible in comparison. Simon

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