Date: 10 Mar 2002 11:52:17 GMT
From: jmel5nopsamcomnospam (JMEL5)
Subject: Re: 2002 95 Aero In the Rain - How does it do?

One thing to consider is that even an SUV with the same profile tires as your Viggen would get caught in the snow. Car & Driver once was testing an Audi A4 and got stuck in a snowstorm and since they had sport tires on, they couldn't go anywhere. One thing about the WRX, its interior is incredibly cheap looking and there is almost no sound-deadening material between the engine and the firewall, so you end up with a great deal of cabin noise. I drove one, and they are absolutely a kick in the pants to drive, but, going from a Saab to a Subaru, you will notice a big difference in the quality of the interiors. Also, go on the Subaru site and option up a Subaru WRX. I did this and couldn't get it below $35,000 with all of the equipment that they show in the cars in their ads. The sport wheels are something in the neighborhood of $4,000 I think. JJ JJ > >Man, I hear that! I too live in the Seattle area and own a Viggen. >Last summer I foolishly sold my 4Runner, so I had to rely on the >Viggen to get me up to Steven's this year. Uh, uh. Bad idea. Those >stock tires hold to snow like throwing butter on a hot skillet... >Pointless. I had a couple of kids help push me out of the parking >lot... Embarrasing, but it was expected. I was just hoping the >conditions were better. > >I'm currently considering a Subaru WRX since I no longer have the >Runner... Don't hate me.

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