Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 09:54:47 -0400 From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Who Drives a Saab?
Kevin Rhodes wrote: >>I agree, I love Top Gear. Color me a "grinning spiv", whatever the hell >>that is. >> >>Another odd observation of my own is that many (especially European) >>SAAB drivers seem to feel a great need to put-down all BMW drivers, but >>I have never observed the reciprocal? >> >>-Fred W > > > I have to admit too, that as both a Saab driver > and a BMW driver, my BMW brings out a rather bad side of me - I drive it more > aggressively than any car I have had bar an 84 Jetta GLI I had in college. I > was young and stupid then, I have no such excuse now. The thing just begs to > be grabbed by the scruff of the neck and wrung out. That's OK, I'd have to say that I do the same thing (drive the BMWs more aggressively). I think it is the RWD and overall balance of the car that makes us feel that way. But, it's how you behave toward *other* drivers that would be more on point to this discussion, and I assume that you treat them the same regardless of which car you are in, right Kevin? I mean, you are the guy in Maine, right? How agressively do they *ever* drive up there? > > Kevin Rhodes > 91 BMW 318is (M3 Jr, same suspension, 40 less hp, 200lbs less wieght) Was the '91 318is an E30? I assume you are comparing it to an E30 M3... -Fred W