Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 09:41:54 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <nutmegger_7717nopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: How do you convince your wife that a c900 is a wise choice?


"Andy Hookins" wrote ::: > > > > She should know, pretty doesn't always = best. > > > > > > Is that a compliment ;-) > > > > Lol....I don't know, I've never seen her. > > Oh the vanity of it - I thought you meant me ;-) Heh...well, I've never seen you either!!! > I think my wife is pretty _and_ the best. A-w-w-w, that's so sweet. I hope she knows how well you speak of her. > > I'd get the Aero. > > Yeah, but our 9000 is heading that way - ECU upgrade, > suspension partly done with more in the next few weeks. I have something going on with a wheel bearing in my 9000. > Will need to do something with the exhaust soon - Same here. >been > welded together a bit now, but I don't want anything too > obvious as the car looks standard, albeit a little lower and > there's no need for it to draw attention to itself. All these > things add to the insurance premium too. I can't afford all these things right now. I'm concentrating on the door lever first. > > > > > > > A 9-3 SE would be a compromise, its (a little) better than > > > the gm900, more acceptable but... Though I was no great > > > fan of my neighbour's, the chassis simply didn't feel like it > > > was up to the job. > > > > In what way do you mean that? > > I definitely don't like the full throttle hang on and hope feeling > and tendency to tramline that his car has. I think that may be > due to the well documented movement in the steering rack / > bulkhead that occurs. Interesting, now when I drive any vehicle that is what impresses me, the tightness of the steering. >The gm900 has the same issues and > IMO gives less direct feedback and a softer ride. I like direct feedback myself. > > > > > > > The 9-3 SS is a good car, but we're not able to buy a new > > > car. Also it doesn't have the directness of the c900. It is > > > probably a better car, but slightly detached and more grown > > > up - didn't seem as much fun. > > > > I can't picture that one. > > The 9-3 Sport Sedan looks a bit like a mini 9-5. Handles > well, though perhaps a little busy with the sports suspension. > The 175bhp Vector that I drove didn't seem to have the > same punch to it as our 9000, but was still quick. I like the punch too, I mean it is useful when you see something going on and you need to move FAST to avoid the problem. > > <snip> > > > > > Take it from the practical side, do some research on the crash tests > of > > > > each, resale value, taxes, insurance. > > > > > > > > See which one comes up with the most positives. > > > > > > We've been doing that - trouble is we score differently ;-) > > > > How can facts score differently? > > You've got to use a reliable source! > > Yeah, but we also by agreement put in subjective measures > and often score those differently :-( Oh-h-h I see. Try it just without the subjective, what do you come up with? Then, one by one, add in the subjective. > > > > > > > > > Whats a guy to do? > > > > > > > > It's all about compromise, huh? > > > > For each of you. > > > > > > That would be the hard part, right. > > > > Depends who you are married to, right? > > As I said pretty _and_ the best. :-)

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