Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 22:47:39 -0000
From: "unknown soldier" <stillnopsamam4large178.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Test Drove a 9-5 Aero


Seems to be a piss poor judge then!! us :-))) "JMEL5" <jmel5nopsamcomnospam> wrote in message news:20020205180720.26992.00001189nopsamd.aol.com... > Well, I liked the Saab better overall, but, for his own tastes, he liked the > BMW better. I can't blame him really, it was an outstanding car and the Saab > really seemed to be lacking in comparison. Matter of tastes and money I guess. > > JJ > > > > >so why is he getting the BMW??? > > > > > >"JMEL5" <jmel5nopsamcomnospam> wrote in message > >news:20020203231245.03504.00001104nopsamr.aol.com... > >> I had the chance to test drive a 9-5 Aero (US) the other day, and I > >thought > >> that I would post my thoughts on that drive. At first I was a bit lukewarm > >on > >> the car until I got to a highway ramp and really put the car through the > >paces > >> and in third gear I was pinned in my seat by the sheer force of the > >> acceleration, though I did have to deal with a ton of torque steer. By the > >time > >> I hit the highway, I was at about 75 or so and the car was incredibly > >stable at > >> speed and I didn't even realize how fast I was going. It was a very, very > >> smooth ride. My only problems with the car were that the shifter seemed a > >bit > >> rubbery and the brake and accelerator pedal were quite close together and > >my > >> foot kept hitting the brake when I lifted off of the gas. > >> > >> After that test I tested a BMW 530. That was an amazingly solid car with > >super > >> handling, but, I never got that kick in the pants that I got from the > >Aero, and > >> the car always felt to be going faster than it actually was. I think that > >> overall the BMW was a more luxurious car, but when you factor in such > >things as > >> that here in the states you will almost never get a deal on a BMW due to > >supply > >> and demand, I think that I would go for the Saab. The choice unfortunately > >> isn't mine to make as I was just helping a friend out who is choosing > >between > >> the two cars. He is going to go for the BMW, and I guess I can't blame > >him. > >> > >> This test drive really strengthened my desire for a 9-3 Viggen (US) as I > >sat in > >> a few of those at the dealer and loved the dash layout, and the seats were > >some > >> of the most comfortable and supportive that I ever sat in. Now I know why > >> people love Saabs so dearly. > >> > >> JJ > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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