Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:17:13 +0000 From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk> Subject: Re: New 9-3 model??
Jussi Ketola wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk> wrote in message > news:3C90FFCD.CF545C6nopsamanytime.co.uk... > > > > > > Jussi Ketola wrote: > > > > > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk> wrote in message > > > news:3C90FD43.14813B1Cnopsamanytime.co.uk... > > > > > > > > Hmm, there are obviously some disguises, but the 9-3 appears to have > > > > the same "false" window lines at the front doors as the 9-5. Also, > > > > it seems to be the end of the Saab hatchback. American influence? > > > > > > > > Johannes > > > > > > If you look closely, you can see, that those hatchback lines come from > some > > > plastic boards. I think it's a sedan disguised to look like a hatchback. > > > > > > Jussi > > > > I know, I should have said: the end for the Saab hatchback. > > > > Johannes > > Now that I re-read your message I got your meaning... my mistake :-)... > > Sad that they decided not to do a hatchback from the new 9-3. And I'm not > overly enthusiastic about them turbocharging an Opel engine. I have heard > too many horror stories about Opel engines in general. > > Jussi Didn't know that it will have an Opel engine. However, I read that a sports car version will have a the same Opel 200bhp turbo engine as you can find in an Vauxhall Zafira GS and Vauxhall Astra Coupe. It can only be to save money... Johannes