Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 17:47:21 -0400 From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam myrealbox.com> Subject: Re: 9-3 gas mileage?
"Zon" <johnnospamy-to-group.please> wrote in message news:1081279281.645165nospam.vaisala.com... > > Good to see that I'm not the only one whose wandering ... > Hell no. I've owned 4 different SAABs and 3 different BMWs over the years, along with a strange array of other cars and trucks and I keep coming back to these 2 brands. My take is this: The SAAB turbo engine is awesome. I don't know how they did it (way back then) with sucjh a simple yet elegant design. Incredible torque from a measly ~2000 cc engine. Heck, motorcycle engines get that big these days. BMWs handle like no other cars available. If you haven't owned and driven one regularly you just can't appreciate it. The car one car I owned which approached it was a 92 SAAB 9000 T, but the front wheel drive and torque-steer spoiled it. Now here's a wild idea. What about taking a decent BMW chassis ( say an old E30 from the early '90's) and dropping a SAAB Turbo 2.3l in, but orient it inline (vs transverse) with a nice 5 speed? Man, if I could patent that set-up I know it would sell in bunches... -Fred W