Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 11:57:27 +0000
From: MIck X <xnopsams.karoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: new 9-3 Convertible


Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > MIck X wrote: > >>Johannes H Andersen wrote: >> >>>Andy wrote: >>> >>> >>>>yea the cockpit looks like 90's BMW style >>>>i disliked most of 2003's cars (all brands)... looks weird and oddly >>>>futuristic >>>>what's happening, guys? where are the 80's and 90's style? those were good >>>>years >>> >>> >>>The question I always wanted to ask. Why do people buy convertibles? >> >>Johannes >> >>They are fantastic and fun!!! >>Driving to work on a beautiful sunny morning sets you up for the day, >>driving home on a warm summer night with a beautiful girl by your side >>listening to some smooth sounds or kicking the throttle on the motorway >>/ freeway to the rolling stones, well it just rocks. >> >>Great to drive, great to look at, turns heads and snug as a bug in the >>winter. >> >>I know it sounds a bit of pose but they are great cars and help keeps >>you young :) > > > Yes, I though so. But if they are great cars, then they are not as great > as their full bodied sisters: > > 1. Heavier > 2. Body flex > 3. Crash strength? > 4. Hood maintenance > 5. Impaired rear visibility > 6. Noise penetration > 7. Break ins > > But they do look nice. Well there are alwasy pro's and con's J I have not assessed the stats of points 1-3 so I bow to your knowledge Point 4 - Hood maintenace - This IMHO is very low, is included within the service and quick spray with a conditioner once a month will suffice. Mine is coming up 2 yrs old and still looks like new. Point 5 - yup I agree (when the roof is up), still with excellent wing mirros and a turn of the head, no problem. Point 6 - noise penetration, sorry J it is acceptable I use my mobile phone handsfree kit and since I've changed from my hard top Saab 9-3 SE 3 dr coupe no one can tell the difference. At 100 mph plus noise is still low Point 7 - Well that depends on where you live how you store your car, touch wood, I have been very lucky with all my cars. I think any car that that looks nice, or stands out will always be a target for car crime so that comes with the terrority. But I agree they do look nice and the pro's IMHO well out way the cons.

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