Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 22:15:11 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: What car would you buy INSTEAD OF of a Saab???


In article <1060709325snznopsamrak.demon.co.uk>, amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > Dunno... It wasn't sufficiently famous for being infamous for me > to hear of its infamy. <g> Early 1990s, I recall a biggish thing > of roughly stationwagon configuration that was plausibly Volvoid. > Was that the T5? > The T5 was the thing that got them laughed at when they took an estate car to the european touring cars. Until they raced that is. A lot of UK police forces used them. Some still have them in service, especially as motorway patrol cars, and unmarked ones at night. New and used values for the Estates is a lot higher (as any traditional Volvo) Not a bad motor for an auto estate car (manuals were available too) http://www.car-videos.com/performance/view.asp?ID1=208&ID2=222 http://www.car-videos.com/performance/view.asp?ID1=208&ID2=154 http://www.car-videos.com/performance/view.asp?ID1=208&ID2=54 Just some comparisons against Saabs. Shame there wasn't any C900, and 9k stats on there. http://www.carquestuk.com/T5R%20page.htm And here are some more pics. Very like the old 240 series, but smoother and subtler. Less sit up and beg, and good power. Nice for a none saab. Can you see what I might have gone for if I didn't love the C900 so much. it would have been a real struggle between a 9k Aero, and a T5 Saloon (for purchase price saving, rather than an estate/wagon). -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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