Date: 21 Jun 2004 18:52:52 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: BMW or Saab Convertible

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 19:53:37 +0100, Badger <> wrote: > > Don't know full extent of truth in it, but I was led to believe that the > SAAB 9.3 is built around the UK vauxhall Vectra's floorpan, if that is the > case then I shudder to think how it handles (Unless SAAB have seriously > changed the suspension) They have, dramatically so. > as the vectra is about the worst driving experience > car that I ever owned. Best way to describe it was as if the rear end just > wasn't part of the same vehicle that your steering wheel was controlling. > Seriously underdamped at the rear, even with replacement shocks that were > uprated from standard. It was like a floppy blancmange on ice, with a > hangover! Drive one; you'll know instantly it's not just a "change the interior and rebadge it" job. > If the above is true re. the saab's floorpan origins then I'd go for the BMW > myself. Floorpan, yes. Bracing, suspension, and pretty much anything else handling related, no.

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