Date: 16 May 2002 12:44:32 GMT From: davehinznopsamcop.net Subject: Re: Low demand for 1999 off lease Saab 9-5's?
Someone who looks an awful lot like Joe Kane <jkanenopsamedu> wrote: > BTW, I'm new to this group and to Saabs. Welcome. We're an enthusiastic, opinionated, and usually friendly group. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, and if we don't know the answers, we'll be happy to make something up ;) > I found mine > at a dealership about 4 hours away, and drive it home on Rt. 80 through PA > (the main east-west tractor-trailer route to NYC) through heavy rains and > winds. Solid as a rock, and has the quicks to pass in any gear. <GGG> I > think I'm in love. Lots of cars handle OK in good conditions, it's how they handle when you need them to behave right that makes a huge difference. I had an, er, opportunity to use the ABS brakes yesterday morning, and it worked just as designed - even though my right two wheels were on a steel plate (covering a construction excavation), the left-front was on a cobblestone crosswalk, and the left-rear on normal pavement. 3 different types of surface to deal with, and it worked just fine. No way I could have avoided that accident with normal thresshold braking on 3 different surfaces. Anyway, welcome! Dave Hinz >><SNIP>> >> I see the 3-year lease tradeins as the perfect way to buy a Saab. >> You know they've been maintained, the price is *way* down from new, >> and the vehicle will still have a decade or so of usable life. > Terrific! I'm looking forward to it.... --