Date: 05 Feb 2002 23:07:20 GMT
From: jmel5nopsamcomnospam (JMEL5)
Subject: Re: Test Drove a 9-5 Aero

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 > >> 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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