Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 16:06:51 GMT
From: Johannes <johsnospam-gets-eaten-sizefitter.com>
Subject: Re: That URL does not work


Saab Guy wrote: > > On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 13:21:11 GMT > Johannes <johsnospam-gets-eaten-sizefitter.com> wrote: > > > > > > > Tex wrote: > > > > > > I see the newly revised 9-5 here: > > > > > > http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/Galleries/w24_GalleriesModelDetailComp/0,,1478,00.htmlor: http://nospam.com/76kstThe interior now looks identical to the 9-3, which is fine, but where'sthedifference? Given that both cars are about the same physicaldimensions, and will have very similar output engines, i see littledifference It seems like the 9-5 should have at least one noticeabledifferentiation...it's size.Given they plan to build next gen 9-3's and 9-5's on the same epsilon2platform, it doesnt sound they are interested in fixing this basicsizequandry.- tex- tex > > > > Troll! > > That long URL does not work. > > SG I think I understands what he means now. Since the 'new' 9-3 has grown, it's closer to the 9-5 in size. However 9-3 is still ~17cm shorter, some people might prefer the compactness of the 9-3. Saab is marketing the cars slightly differently; the 9-3 is the sports salon, while 9-5 is the ultimate comfortable cruiser. The 9-5 came second for comfort in the Auto Express customer survey, only beaten by Volvo S60. All these cars are down in handling, the ranks are 9-3 56, S60 57, 9-5 66, but that is not surprising since the customer survey list includes Porches, Subarus, BMWs, Alfas etc, so being in the middle of the list of 100 cars isn't that bad. My choice would be a 9-5 over the 9-3.

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