Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 22:53:34 GMT
From: "M PLUMLEE" <>
Subject: Re: Test Drove a 9-5 Aero

so why is he getting the BMW??? "JMEL5" <jmel5nopsamcomnospam> wrote in message > 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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