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Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 21:40:30 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 wagon vs. BMW

Why not look for another Classic 900? I bought a 1990 900S after my 1986 900 rusted away. After I bought the 900S I found a couple of 900 Turbos for sale. Keep looking and you could save $30,000 or more. FelixC wrote: > I'm trying to decide between a dealer-demo year 2000 model 9-5 wagon > (base model, few options), and a very fine BMW 528i wagon with low > mileage. Until a recent unfortunate incident, I drove a classic 900 > hatchback. I loved the feel and the space of the classic 900, if not > the looks. The new 9-3 seems smaller and doesn't seem to handle as > well. Both the 9-5 and the BMW 528i are terrific on a test drive - > lots of fun, lots of power, great handling. Both feel bigger and > heavier than the classic 900. No question that the FWD Saab has more > cargo space back there, but the BMW seems more luxurious by a > considerable margin. The new Aero wagon is on par with the BMW, but > the price! Ouch! (Actually a new BMW is about the same price, but I'm > comparing specific used cars here.) > > Would love to hear from owners of these cars about their experiences > and opinions. > > Oddly enough, I recall that I was comparing to a BMW sedan when I > bought the classic 900 many years ago. That time the decision went to > Saab - not sure about this time. This time I also tried the Audi A6 > (underpowered with the non-turbo V6), the Volvo V40 (too small), the > V70 (too ugly), the VW Passat (too plain), and the Subaru WRX wagon > (fun to drive, but too basic).

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