Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:30:22 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com>
Subject: Re: GM-are they mad


MeatballTurbo wrote: > > In article <3f8ef913$0$9794$edfadb0fnopsamd14.news.tele.dk>, > saabnopsamdsl_nospam_.dk says... > > MeatballTurbo wrote: > > :: In Evo Mag last month, there was a new Opel/GM RWD concept car. the > > :: RWD platform of which would form the basic for all GM medium to large > > :: Saloon/Sedans. > > > > Although it's a RWD-platform, doesn't mean that you cannot put a FWD-system > > on it. You'll just leave the "tunnel" present. > > > > Cheers! > > > > > > > I think the plan was to Go RWD for the entire range. > I wonder if that is because Volvo has gone FWD and AWD now? > > I suppose a RWD based platform would make it to make an AWD car, say > like a rally car, somehting that could rival the Impreza. Something that > could compete at world level, so WRC. Something that could resurect say > the Carlsson name? now that sounds like a plan. A non Subaru based AWD > Saab Turbo Saloon/Hatch, in the WRC. That would be popular. > -- > The poster formerly known as Skodapilot. > http://www.bouncing-czechs.com My guess is that Saab is eager to go upmarket since many lesser brands will have comfort and performance to match in their new models. AWD is a good idea for handling even more power if required, VW goes the same route with their more powerful versions. There seem to be some money around at the moment, I was surprised to see a number of new Porches + offroader Porches and Ferraris while going to my super. My 9000 CSE is just a sensible and efficient car, but no longer something special.

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