Date: 10 Oct 2003 16:35:22 GMT From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK) Subject: Re: Looking at my first Saab purchase - feedback???
>orry for the general questions, but since we are debating whether we should >go with a Saab or an older BMW (with more miles) - I would appreciate any >information you can give me. Saab's front wheel drive will get you through snow and severe weather better than the BMWs rear wheel will, unless you go with snow tires. Depends on your climate. Saab -- at least my 1995 9000CS does -- runs well on regular gas or mid-level. I'll buy premium for long highway travel. It seems to give me quicker accleration at higher speeds. I've got the 4cyl. LPT and it gets close to 30mpg on long trips and 27mpg around town. Saab has been doing 4cyl turbos for a long, long time. They've figured it out. You do need to do regular maintenance, about the same as you would for the BMW. Check http://www.edmunds.com for the model years you're looking at. In the page on specs, they'll give the recommended service intervals and the approximate costs. Also check with your insurance company to see if there's a significant difference in cost between insuring the two you're looking at. My insurance cost dropped $200 a year for the Saab. Didn't ask about the BMW. lauraknopsamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography