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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 19:53:37 +0100
From: "Badger" <>
Subject: Re: BMW or Saab Convertible

"Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 19:13:31 +0100, apk1 <> wrote: > > <snip> > > From driving I was surprised that both > > seemed to "shudder" more than expected, I am starting to think that the Saab > > offers better value and is a better passenger car, however the BMW is the > > "drivers car " ? need to drive a BMW next .... > > Driving a non-turbo and a light-presure turbo isn't going to give you > the full example of a higher performance Saab. 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) 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! If the above is true re. the saab's floorpan origins then I'd go for the BMW myself. Badger.

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