Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:21:40 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-6x photo


Johannes wrote: > Malt_Hound wrote: > > > > Pooh Bear wrote: > > > Shane Almeida wrote: > > > > > > > > >>On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:56:35 +0100, Pooh Bear wrote: > > >> > > >>>They are typically considered as 'executive cars' though. Heck, there's > > >>>enough toys in them ! > > >> > > >>And luxury SUVs are the new executive car. > > > > > > > > > I'll pass on that one. I have *no* desire to own an SUV. Never mind the fact > > > it doesn't appeal, I'd be embarassed to own one. > > > > > > Graham > > > > > > > > > > Really? Would you also be embarrassed to own a 19 foot powerboat too? > > How then would propose that one would trailer said boat to the water? > > Surely not with your SAAB, turbo charged or otherwise. > > > > I just got back from 2 weeks vacationing at a beautiful lakeside > > cottage. I hauled 4 people, their luggage, 2 retrievers and my > > powerboat 250 miles each way with one vehicle. It was one of those > > damned SUVs! *gasp* A V8 Ford Exploder no less! > > > > SUVs are just vehicles. They have a purpose, it is just not for > > transporting humans around. For that there are much better instruments. > > True, but the point made was that SUV is now THE car to have for the > middle classes. That has nothing to do with off-road driving or pulling > boats. > > I don't understand it either, maybe I'm too old. It may just be that the > SUV is seen as more substantial. It's probably more difficult to damage > by trivial collisions, but my Saab 9000 has proven very tough in this > respect. Talking of which..... I only just got my 'new' 9000 CSE 2.0 lpt. 1st full day I have it, I drive down my road on the way to work. There's traffic at the T junction with the 'main road' as usual so I wait to join it. There's a Vauxhall Astra Van parked to my immediate left ( this is the UK btw ) . For no apparent reason it suddenly reverses into me ! There's a bump. I get out. The Astra van has a serious dent in its rear bumper. My 9000 has a grey mark on the front bumper where it hit. Nothing else. We exchanged details. I said I wasn't intending to report it to my insurance company since there was no apparent sign of damage. He rang a day or two later to say he wasn't going to be making an insurance claim either. His boss is making him pay for his repairs though. I guess I ought to get round to polishing the grey mark out ! Graham

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