Date: 06 Nov 2001 17:25:07 GMT
From: jmel5nopsamcomnospam (JMEL5)
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 is named Top Executive Car

>I'm in the US and I love "What Car?" You Brits should see the car >magazines they have here in the states: Motor Trend, Car & Driver, >Automobile, etc. > >They all suck. Car & Driver has probably the most talented writing staff of ANY car mag on the planet. The editors and writers are extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they are writing about. >They're all based in Detroit- so you get biased opinions on everything >American-made... true bona fide Detroit propaganda. It's hilarious. You obviously don't actually read Car & Driver, because their biggest criticism is that they PRAISE BMW's and other Euro cars too much and bash domestics to no end. Even Motor Trend gets into the BMW gushing stage, too. Makes you wonder where the propoganda is coming from. Automobile magazine probably is the least "Pro-Detroit" mag out there. I really never bought into the argument that the car mags are bought by Detroit or Euro makers. I don't necessarily like an opinion that thrashes any brand of car simply based on it being an American car, German, Swedish, etc... I like to test drive cars myself and form my own opinion. These car mags help out with that, but shouldn't be the last argument. >They try to compare Cadillacs with S-Classes and 740's. Or 911's with >Corvette. Truly hilarious. Hmmm, last test of a Corvette Z06 with a 911 had the 911 beat in every category for thousands less. What's wrong with that comparison? Cadillac vs. S-Class? I don't know about that test. I didn't see it in C&D or the others, but its possible that they were comparing all large luxury cars. Did you ever drive a Cadillac DTS Deville? You might change your mind about the car. I know it surprised me. It's not as agile as the 740, but it does cost quite a bit less and will be cheaper to run over 10 years.

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