Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 22:59:32 -0400 From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> Subject: Re: New Saab, old story.
Watch out for those plain looking four door sedans from Toyota. You can get a V-6 Camry with a 5 speed. They look just like the slow four cylinder models with automatics. I collect cars, but not ladies, so my wife is happier. I have Saabs, a Volvo and Camry V-6. The Camry is the fastest out of the light - no turbo lag. I can only guess at the expression on the faces when that "old four door family car" leaves them behind at the lights. The Saabs are much more fun on the back roads. Paul Halliday wrote: > Nice one Milton. > > I usually get hassle from boy-racers in their souped up Citroen Saxo, > Vauxhall Nova, etc. They sit there at traffic lights wearing their clutches > out rocking backwards and forwards waiting to "burn off that old heap on > crap" (1988 900 Turbo), but I know that when they are changing into 2nd my > turbo will just be kicking in 1st, followed by a slip into 2nd and they just > have to sit there looking at my behind :) > > Now I just look at them with a sort of "what, that thing against my 195 bhp > ... you're gonna be soooo embarrassed" expression. > > It wasn't that long ago I sorted out some guy in a "Scooby" (Subaru Impreza > WRX) who didn't seem to know how to operate a manual gearbox anyway and > thought the best way was to change gear at speed was with his clutch up ... > ouch :P > > I didn't actually have to race him into submission because I looked in my > rear mirror and saw a Police traffic car right behind me, so just pulled > aside to let the Police race him instead ... haaaaar! His face was just a > picture when I cruised on past. > > My 900 is feeling pretty rejected now since I fell in love with the latest > 9-5 Aero model, but I still stroke her into traffic light races now and > again.