Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 13:55:01 -0800
From: "pablo" <pablonopsamlyhombreNOSPAMnet>
Subject: Re: Best built recent Saab?

"Simon Putz" <> wrote in message news:aqjmlp$mpq$03$ > > you do realize that Opel/GM is THE WORST german car producer, compared to, > lets say Audi/VW, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, right? They've had their up and downs. And Opel, at any point in its history, has featured superior engineering than late 80s/early 90s Saabs. > ... if you read through this NGs archives you will find that this > discussion happened alot of times already ;) Oh, I know. And cars are about passion and strong opinion. But turn it an engineering issue, and *any* car from the late 90s kicks the crap out of an 80s/early90s design. Especially the Saabs from the period, which had slid quite a but from the industry standard. Ergo the GM takeover. I *know* the 9-3 I have right now is better build than any 900 - I did look into buying a 900 convertible twice, and didn't go through with it due to the enormous flex and the concert in the interior... It is simply ridiculous to claim older 900 convertibles were built better than today's 9-3. I do not mind the nostalgia that permeates this forum at times. But the irrational dismissal of everything recent is extreme and silly. ...pablo

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