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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 20:19:46 GMT
From: "Al" <>
Subject: Re: Who Drives a Saab?

"Malt_Hound" <Malt_Houndnospamm*> wrote in message > Simo wrote: >> On holidays I found time to waste on car mags, especially Top Gear which >> is in my opinion the most entertaining of the english language bunch, by >> far. It's refreshingly reliable in political incorrectness (a UK >> government publication. hooray.) and passion about a good drive. >> >> The June issue has a test on diesel saloons, featuring BMW 320d, Audi A4 >> 2.0 TDI and the "a bit of a wild card but often overlooked" Saab 9-3 1.9 >> TiD Vector, bringing the writer eventually to the "dinner party >> discussion point." >> >> "Your accountant drives a Mercedes, and we already know who drives >> the Beemer [angry, over-achieving real estate agents with a penchant for >> pinstripe and too much hair product], but who the hell drives a Saab? >> >> Saab themselves would have you believe that the sort of people who >> drive their cars are fighter pilots on weekend leave in a desperate rush >> to cross snow-swept landscapes to knot limbs with their outrageously >> nubile loved ones. But the reality seems to be that 9-3 drivers are >> slightly self-satisfied types like dentists and middle-weight architects >> with hard to quantify career trajectories who'll have you believe that >> the act of Saab ownership has somehow etched their success in stone and >> distinguished them utterly fron the common saloon driver." >> >> >> My question now is, which of these groups do YOU, my dear fellow >> newsgroup user, belong to? Or rather, any thoughts to follow this up? >> >> >> Oh, their verdict, BTW goes BMW way: >> Saab is found to be "beautifully designed", "distinctive and refreshing" >> with "something desirable about", "but that'll seen like a crappy pay-off >> when the kids pull the interior apart on the way home from your local >> dealership." >> >> "Buy the Audi and no-one thinks you're flash, granted, but every time >> some grinning spiv in a 3-series bolts from the lights you'll know that, >> tosser or not, he's still got the better motor." >> > > > 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 In the UK BMW drivers are on the whole complete, well er they're total ah um? How do I say this without using profanity?!? We, i.e. those of us who drive anything but BMW's don't like em. It's their general behaviour that does it. I know this is a generalisation, but the few like Grunff(?!?) who are gent's are the exception that proves the rule. Not sure if it is a European thing, I can only speak for the UK. AND to be fair, since I don't know most of my fellow British subjects personally, it really is a generalisation! OP comment:- I am a Civil Engineer, (Bridges/structures)I fell in love with the C900 years ago, and now I am on my second...and not my last. Al

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