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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 11:26:36 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Saab Competitors (WAS: Re: Saab Complaint)

In article <npgsnv8eed00sfb5pfcc7g0v0v286urpuhnopsamcom>, mwm1XXXnopsamedu says... > > >Ah but a Jag with a V12. Hmm, always had a softspot for E-Types, and all > >the XJ models (yes even the lumpy XJS). > > > We share a comon ,wistful, soft spot for the "x"s > > I just recall when Juguar hit Canada about 6 to 8 yoars after the > Second World War.(As I recall those Hillmans and Vauxhalls and Austin > Sheerlines hit then too. Pity but they were never built for North > American Highways. I burnt two pistons out of a Minx) But I digress. > When Jag entered Canada you could buy a Jag Saloon for about the price > of a Buick 3 holer. I have always thought that all thoughs Buick > buyers were MAD!!! My father was one. > > What was it about the Austin Mini, What did it have that inspired > Cooper to install the Climax, and what did it have that allowed a > school friend(we were 18 or 19 to do some minor mods which permitted > him and 3 others to drive from Niagara District in canada round trip > to Miami, FL averaging 60 mph (that's about 100kph) and stopping only > for gas and to pick up food and spend the christmas vaacation in > Florida.. > > Apparently some locals on the way got a kick out of front wheel > chains. > > But again I digress. > > Ah those WJs, Xks, XKEs......... > > I may never forgive my father may he rest in peace. Yep, another great. The Mini is one of the few small cars I can comfortably drive. The GF can't understand why I drive largish cars (by UK standards). She owned a Mini Metro, a Vauxhall/Opel Corsa, and Now a Skoda Fabia (not all my doing I might add). She thought the Estelle that I had was too long, but I could easily fit in with leg room for rear passangers, The Favorit looked like a small hatchback (in the same class as the original VW Polo), but with nearly as big as a MK IV Golf inside and out, and now the Saab. At least the Fabia is a decent size, so we can both drive it if needed. And when I sliced my hand open she was able to drive the Saab to get me to Casualty (if you don't move my car, you can't get hers out, so it was quicker just to use mine). Didn't like it at first, and still thought it was too big, even when she was used to driving it. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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