Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:04:05 -0000
From: "Andy Hookins" <>
Subject: Re: How do you convince your wife that a c900 is a wise choice?

"Dexter J" <> wrote in message > Salutations: <snip> > Well - you bring an interesting question.. Can the average man happily > support a bigamous relationship between two SAABS?. Good point Dexter - my loyalties may become split between the two. > It has been of course done and makes for a very nice looking drive way - Phew! Maybe that won't be a problem then. > but my take would be to go for second 9000 if only to keep the spares > coming when one or the other falls ill.. However - that said - where's the > variety and tawdry, sometimes spicy, excitement of 'the outside > relationship' by going with a sporty 900?.. Having driven a few c900's now I like the way they feel - very nicely complimemt the 9000. > It's a pickle Andy - I'll give you that.. True! > But - if someone hates the looks of the 900 (I don't - but some do) - they > will always hate it passionately and there is nothing that will foster a > sisterly understanding relationship between your wife and - 'the other > SAAB'.. I've always considered the c900 to be something of an ugly duck, but that in and of itself is not a reason to rule it out. Apparently those with a different mix of chromosomes differ on this ;-) (just waiting for the flames now) > My wife and I had the same thing going over a chev she loved and to this > day I fear she secretly believes I deliberately swung into the road heave > and tore off the sump and tranny pan at 80kph.. I didn't - I was trying to > avoid it's associated pothole - but you will understand the pwob and ill > will it generated at the time.. Whilst the thought may have crossed my mind too (with regards to the Micra) I too would not do such a thing. I do look after my cars whether I like them or not! > No - I think my best advise is to shoot for a second 9000 and stick with > what you know.. It been good and I'll wager getting better as everyone gets > more comfortable with each other.. In that case - a second SAAB on te side > is like getting more of that great stuff if you choose carefully.. Like you > and the missus adding weekly nooners - you know - if you have older kids > around the house a lot.. ;-) <snip>

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