Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 23:37:15 GMT From: Nutmegger<Menopsamcretroad.com> Subject: Re: 9-5?
Marc Escuro says... >>> I have a 2000 9-5 Aero, and have been absolutely amazed at what the car can >>> do. The response of the car is very precise. >> >> That is what I like to hear. > > It's true. I considered the Audi A6, the BMW 528i, the Mercedes E-300, >the Volvo S80, the Cadillac Catera, the Lincoln LS, and the Jaguar S-Type. >ALL very good cars. There are too many 528i's and E300's in Silicon Valley, >so I dumped them immediately. Heh, sounds like something I'd say. >The S80 was a good car, but I couldn't live >with how the rear of the car looked. I liked the S80 I drove, but it was a little too much of a floaty feeling driving, I like to feel the road more. >The Catera was very surprising, but >Cadillac is launching the CTS next year, and I didn't want my car out of >date so fast. I see your point but there is a flip side to that also. What do you mean by surprising? >The LS and the S-Type were very good cars, but not roomy >enough inside, I always picture 70 year old men driving Lincolns around. >and since I'm 6'3" and broad shouldered, I need room. > That left the A6 and the 9-5 Aero. Both were equal in all respect, >IMHO. But believe it or not, it came down to really nit-picky things. I >couldn't stand the Audi's lack of rear-spoiler and that it looked a bit to >"marshmallowy" in the rear. AND the Arm Rest was WAY too high and really >bugged me. I like the looks of the A6, never drove one....yet. >So.... I got the 9-5. :) Sweet. > >>> I don't realize much body roll.. But I still wish the seat were more >>> supportive. >> >> What do you mean by that? >> Compared to what? >> The seats are awesome in my 9000, I just don't care for the leather. > > The seats lack the lateral support during hard cornering. I've found mine hold me pretty well when I'm doing hard cornering, I really like that about them. They almost feel like a hug. >(Yeah... I drive aggressively.) I do at times also, I like to red line it, but I've not been over 90mph because I just feel like I don't have good control anymore. >The seats just don't hold you in place. The Viggen's >seats have sufficient support. :) I wouldn't know about that. > But I can't complain. I LOVE my car. That's great, I love to hear other's views about this and the other cars they considered. ~J~