Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 09:58:52 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com>
Subject: Re: It's official - Saab on a deroute.....


pablo wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote in message > news:3FA12FB1.55B4F021nopsamfitter.com... > > > > It's not so simple. No doubt you get some innovations in newer models, but > > they also take something out, the manufacturers have to make money. The > > Classic 900 had double wishbone front suspension, while the GM900 has the > > McPherson struts that are now widely used for FWD cars. > > It's news to me that the double wishbone suspension is "superior" to > McPherson setups. Indeed, it's not that simple. > > ...pablo McPherson struts are mainly used to save space with transverse engine layout. Double wishbone is the classical sports car design and has superior geometry when cornering in tight bends. However, for an ordinary daily driving it is probably hard to tell the difference. I once had a FIAT 132 (double wishbone) and drove it very hard; it felt like I could place the car exactly where I wanted. I drive my Saab 9000 CSE (McPherson) more sedately, but it feels very stable, hence easy and relaxing to drive.

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