Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:53:31 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 1998 9-3 2.2 TiD

Peter Bozz wrote: > 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. I know what you mean - but sometimes you just have to say "screw image, this is good engineering". I have 4 saabs, but I also have a (very pimpy) 1987 325i, white with body kit!! I didn't but it from a pimp or a dealer, I bought it from a very nice old gent who'd owned it from new. I would've thought at your price range you should be able to get a 97-99 3 series diesel, no? > Of course, for half the price I can get a diesel Mondeo or > Escort, or Opel Vectra. But what's the fun in that? Then go for the Vectra - very little difference between that and the 9^3 - think of the 9^3 as a Vectra with better trim. -- Grunff

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