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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 20:04:43 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: Wassaab - Autoweek March 17, 2003


In article <b5d2nl$28b5pb$2nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de>, davehinznopsamcop.net spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > Someone who looks an awful lot like Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> wrote: > > in article b5csnr$o8k$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net, J. Harris at > > insectonopsamspring.com wrote on 20/03/2003 17:06: > > >> A Saab-badged Subaru WRX is still a > >> genuine/feasible idea according to GM's Rick Wagoner (GM CEO). > > > Aargh! That'll get confusing. Those of us with real Saabs would have to call > > our cars "Saab scarers", rather than "Scooby(1) scarers" :) > > So, does anyone else remember the "Saabaru", where someone took a > Subaru AWD drivetrain and put it under a (96? 99?) I vaguely > remember reading about it, maybe in Nines. Anyone? Nope, that was before my interest in Saabs was started. However, I do know of Skobaru. A Skoda Rapid (light tinny 1.3 litre engine normally, rear engined, fully independant suspension), with the 1.3 lump transplanted for a 2 litre Subaru Turbo engine. Went like stink, and surprise a lower level 911 on acceleration. Alfa Romeao boxer engines have been used to lower powered similar scarers. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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