Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 18:01:30 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: 9000 Questions Re posted


Johannes wrote: > Pooh Bear wrote: > > > > Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > > > > > In article <42E4FE0D.69DE9CD7nospamail.com>, > > > rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com says... > > > > If you check ( say using Parkers ) the difference in size between models is > > > > actually quite small. > > > > > > > > A 9000CS is 15'2" x 5'10". The new 9-3 is identical ! > > > > > > > > Even the 9-5 is only 15'9" x 5'11" > > > > > > > > Classic 900 15'7" x 5'7" > > > > > > > > GM 900/early 9-3 15'3 x 5'7" > > > > > > > > So the 9000CS is the shortest Saab of recent models. Despite its looks. > > > > > > > > I agree with Laura that the 9000 drives 'much smaller' than it looks. It's > > > > pleasantly nimble. > > > > > > > > > Thank you. Definitive measurements I can convince her with. > > > Or at least try. Although she wil still use that particular brand of > > > physics, "Because she says so" that women do so well. > > > > Tell you what.... Check out the colours. > > > > I just recently got a newer 9000. It's in the metallic 'Citrin Beige'. Never seen > > that many of them and I like the colour too ( very similar to my previous > > Vauxhall actually ). My friend Peggy just saw it. She was totally gobsmacked. In > > comparison, the older one in Le Mans blue left her totally cold. > > > > Graham > > The colour of my 9000CSE is one of the nicest around IMHO; it's eucalyptus > metallic green. It's brighter than the scarabe green and gives the car a > lighter look than heavier darker colours. However, the colour depends > strongly on model year. The eucalyptus green was only seen around 92-93. I'm fond of the eucalyptus green too. Again, you don't see them that often. It's listed in the '94 model year brochure I have btw. Does anyone recall the rather unusual 'rose' colour that was available on early 9000s ? I've seen one or two. Graham

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