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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 18:18:55 +0100
From: Steve Chew <stevenopsameldo.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-3 versus BMW 3 series


In article <3AEDC4C3.58964950nopsamel.ac.uk>, Johannes H Andersen <johannes.andersennopsamel.ac.uk> writes > > >Four Weis wrote: >> >> Bob wrote: >> >> > On Sat, 28 Apr 2001 00:17:59 -0400, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: >> > >> > >I have test driven the 9-3 and NG 900s. I have owned a classic 900 since >1985. >> > >I love the classic and will not buy a new Saab. >> > >> > I own a "new" Saab (well, 97) and would not buy a classic. To each his >> > own. >> > >> >> I have driven both and prefer the classic, probably because for 16 years it >defined >> what a Saab should be and the 9-3 just seemed to have lost the some of the >best >> features of the Saab. If you have never owned and driven the classic, then >the 9-3 >> would seem to be a fine car and if that is your perception, it is your >reality. > >Have never driven a classic, but it does look nose heavy, the whole of the >engine >is hanging ahead of the front wheels. The last production models 1992? of the >classic >were very tempting though; the "Ruby" models and any convertible holds their >second >hand value particularly well. > >Johannes And the 9-3 isn't nose heavy..? Funny, I'm sure I saw an engine and gearbox lurking somewhere under it's bonnet ;) -- Steve Chew

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