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Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:42:54 -0600
From: <eaglewing>
Subject: Re: Difference in ARC and AERO

Thanks Paul, Good feedback. I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel and checking it out first hand. Eaglewing "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > in article 45edadb2$0$28119$, eaglewing at > eaglewing > wrote on 06/03/2007 18:06: > >> Thanks for the reply and the link to saabnet. I can assure you that I'm >> not >> a troll and my question was legitimate. I bought my older daughter a new >> Toyota Corolla (2005 model) when she was 16 and my wife and I drove it >> for a >> year before she we handed it over to her. We plan on doing the same with >> this car with daughter number 2. > > While it is a very safe car, my concern would be giving a car that > powerful > to a new/young driver. That said, with the right parental input, it'll > make > a fantastic first car. > >> My insurance carrier advised if we had the car registered for at least >> one >> year prior to giving to new drivers in the family, it would help our >> rates >> go down, and its proven itself to be correct so that's what I'm doing >> here. >> Daughter number 2 saw one of these cars at the beach a few weeks ago and >> liked it so now I'm starting to look seriously at them and for them. >> >> I'm going to go test drive an 04 AERO conv w/ 28k miles on it this >> weekend. > > I don't think you'll be disappointed. > > On the test drive, you'll find the power delivery to be very smooth, but > do > try to find some hard corners and really put the power down _into_ the > corners - I bet you love how that feels :) > > SAAB got the handling right again after many years! > You can be sure that dangerous understeer/oversteer situations for a young > driver are handled very well by this breed of car. > > Paul > > 1989 900 Turbo S > > >

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