Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 16:27:43 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: Sad day

Renaat Mattheus wrote: > All the people around (family and friends, who are no Saab freaks :- ) ) me > react very positive to the 'new nose' of the 9-5, whereas there were a lot > of doubts about it in the local 'saab community'. I never got that much > reaction on my previous 9-5, altought the one before that was a VW Passat. I > think the Saab designers managed to do a good design upgrade on an old > model, after all : I really liked that 'old' model. Altough this is not the > reason why one buys a car, but many heads still turn around when I pass buy > with the new 'chrome' 9-5. And to be honest: I like this :-) > > I drive the 1.9 Tid and I had the Hirsch Update implemented (175 HP, 370NM) > which is a very big difference with the standard power of this diesel > engine. The new 9-5 drives smoother than my 2002 one and there is less > disturbing noise inside. The interior also 'grows on you', altough it has > the reputaion of being 'not typical Saab'. I have the Infotainment Plus > package with GPS and Harman Kardon sound system, which really 'rocks' ! > In the beginning yes, but when the car gets 5-6 years old you cannot listen to music any more because you need to keep your ears open for new sounds indicating the next thing that is going to break: chains, turbo, gear box, headlight wipers, rear suspension etc. Now I'm a bit exaggerating but this is the feeling I, and several Saab owners I know, have had with our 4 - 6 year old 9^5s. -- th

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