Date: 10 Sep 2001 17:24:21 GMT From: davehinznopsamcop.net Subject: Re: How are convertibles in cold climates?
Nutmegger <Menopsamcretroadagain.com> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > Dave Hinz says... >> >>I'm soon to be in the market for a new(er) Saab, and was wondering if >>anyone has thoughts about how well the convertibles are, in the winter >>time? > Your wife said no to the Viggen? Keeping my options open. I'm probably going to buy a 3-year old lease return, and want to have an array of options to watch for. I'm seriously considering buying it from one of the frequent-auctioners on eBay, and I also have a standing "Let's check with each other next May" agreement with another member of this newsgroup. >> >>Is the heater able to keep up with sub-zero outside temps? > I'm sure, the Saab always puts out great heat and it never hurt your motor to > keep it cranked. PLUS, you'll have heated seats. Ah yes, must turbo-stomp to keep the heater up to warmth. Good excuse, anyway... >>I would think >>the heat loss through the convertible top would be worse than the normal >>roof, but I really don't know. > I don't have a convertible, but I'm sure it is much greater. Someone posted that it insulated *better*. Time to talk to the dealer, I think. Do they still publish the "Engineering Features" books for these cars? > ~J~ Dave