Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 19:03:29 +0100
From: "hamish aggis" <>
Subject: Re: 2002/1 9-3 versus loaner 2000 9-5

i had a 9-5 for 3 years on lease until last summer - the choice was then another 9-5 or 9-3 went for the 9-3 as i had less requirement for rear space (3 kids - 2 off to university) but load space - especially for large objects, so the decision was primarily rear seat v hatch. however i had stopped using the farm tracks to go to work and used the motorway with the 9-5 as the tail tended to want to drift out as i played rally driver - but now with the 9-3 im happy to use the farm tracks again 9-5 seemed lots more stable at speed 120mph(ish) really irritating thing about the 9-3 is that the overtaking mirrors vibrate with the audio turned up :-) had lots of electrical problems with the 9-5 but it was still a great car (in spite of the gearbox too) so it really down to your individual requirements and what you want to drive on ( and how you want to drive) dont know what i'll do with the replacement tho? "jim andrews" <> wrote in message news:MPG.174d0579a58f938798977anopsam-server... > At similar pricing, does anybody have any thoughts on the general > pros and cons of a 2002 or 2001 9-3 as compared to a 2000 9-5 > loaner with 7k miles? I like the *look* of the 9-5 better (it's > the 4-door sedan) compared to the 9-3 hatchbacks, but even then > it's a close call. For what it's worth, I've never owned nor > even driven a Saab . . . and yes, I'll drive before buying! > > Thanks in advance, > > jim andrews

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