Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:37:43 +0100
From: Nel Frikandel <>
Subject: Re: Should I trade 95 9000CS for 98 9000LPT Automatic

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003 10:16:09 +0000, Johannes H Andersen <> wrote: > > >The cars are of similar age and mileage, any difference really depends on >condition and this could go both ways. If it was me, I would save up to a >more substantial change to a more recent 9000. I went and took a better look at the CS2.0 LPT. All of a sudden I didn't like it at all. The (absence of the) middle arm support is a mayor annoyance. And there were ugly stains on the rear seat leather, which I think will not come off easily. Though I know it's only optical, the black plastic dash, as opposed to my wood-alike, suddenly looked cheapish. Perhaps mine just grew on me over the last year and a half. Funny how identical cars can have a different look and feel. As I sat down in this one, everything in the interior looked kind of old and "used". It was with a sigh of relief and a smile of recognition that I got back in mine, and drove home from the dealership. And it went like a jet fighter, on the way home. Too bad I had to stop and fill up with LPG half way home (after having filled up already once this morning)... But I 'll put up with that for the time being. And save for a 9000 to 9-5 upgrade in a year or so. Funny thing by the way, the 96 and 97 9000's in that dealeship were higher priced than some 9-5's from 98, with comparable mileage. I asked the too tanned car sales man about that, and he said a 9000 and a 9-5 were a different league... (?!?) thus implying that 9000's were justifiably more expensive than 9-5's, but did not explain why. Classic value? Build quality? Or car-salesman bullsh*t? Who will say..

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