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Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:06:40 -0600
From: <eaglewing>
Subject: Re: Difference in ARC and AERO


Hi Fred, 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. 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. Thanks again for the reply. eaglewing "Fred W" <malt_houndnospamo.com> wrote in message news:KLednb9xA8AbBHDYnZ2dnUVZ_sWdnZ2dnospamast.com... > eaglewing wrote: >> Hello SAAB group. First time poster here. Hope you don't mind a few >> questions. >> My daughter likes the looks of the 9.3 convertible and wants me get her >> one for her 16th birthday. I told her I would ask around about them. I'm >> thinking of maybe the '03 to '05 models with low miles. >> >> 1. Is this is a mechanically stable car for a young girl to have or >> is there is history of problems with this model? >> 2. What is the difference between the ARC and the AERO model? >> >> Thanks for your help. >> >> eaglewing > > Eagle, > > The 9-3 received a major update in 2003 in the form of the 9-3 Sport > Sedan. The convertibles did not change to the newer platform until a > years later (MY2004). > > The current incarnation is leaps and bounds better in all regards than the > prior version 9-3 and (same body) "New Generation" 900s. > > 1> Yes, it is a mechanically stable car. It is also very highly rated > from a safety standpoint, though the sedan certainly more so than the > convertible. > > 2> You can read up on the 2004 9-3's here: > http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/models/2004/ > > Bonus answer> Are you 100% certain that you want to hand over a ~$25k car > to a 16 year old? I certainly would not. > > Or is this really just a troll? > > -- > -Fred W

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