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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:49:11 +0200
From: Peter Bozz <>
Subject: Re: 1998 9-3 2.2 TiD

Grunff wrote: > Peter Bozz wrote: > >> Does anybody have any experience with this 9-3 2.2 TiD >> model? I'm looking to buy a diesel-powered car, and am >> quite tempted to buy the diesel Saab. > > > Not a great deal of "saab" left in there I'm afraid. > I sort of gathered that already. > If you really want a diesel, and want a car that drives nicely, consider > a similar age bmw diesel. Their diesel engines are streets ahead of GM's. > I was thinking of that. Too bad a diesel BMW with 150,000km is about twice as expensive as the Saab I'm talking about. For the same price I can get a 1994-5 BMW that's gone over the 250,000km. Not sure if that would be a "good deal". There's also issues with tax, insurance, and the "image" thing: old BMWs don't enjoy a very good image nowadays, at least in the Netherlands -- most are driven by would-be pimps or low-life dealers. I don't fit either category. Of course, for half the price I can get a diesel Mondeo or Escort, or Opel Vectra. But what's the fun in that?

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