Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:58:21 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Questions Re posted

Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > In article <Xns969D875999C9ALauraKnospam77.188.18>, > says... > >Odd. My reaction when I got a 9000 was how small it drove. Of course, I was > >coming from a Lincoln Mark VIII, so these things are relative. > > > In the UK, the average sized small hatchback if 1/2 if not a 1/3rd the > size of a CS or CD9000. that is the size of car she likes. > > I noticed, because of the size of the bumper and the huge load area, > even though it was average family car size inside, outside was only > about 4" shorter than a 7 series BMW, or a Large Merc. > > A Saab C900/9000/9-5 comes into the size of an executive saloon/Sedan, > the GM900/9-3/new9-3 comes in as a average family car. Nothing Saab > market in the uk would be considered small, or compact by a non-Saab > owner. 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. Graham

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