Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 22:58:15 +1200
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: What killed this group?

> Adrian wrote: >> >> Al ( gurgled happily, sounding much like they >> were saying : >> >>> Real Saabs died with the 9000, the last Saab with any true Saab >>> bloodline. >> >> The Alfa 164/Fiat Croma/Lancia Thema, y'mean? <grin> >> >> I s'pose that had a hint of Saab heritage - after all, there was the Saab >> 600/Lancia Delta... > The 9000 was a more integrated design than the 900, which was after all > a cheap editing job on the 99. > As I have posted many times, the 9000 couldn't be more different > from the Italian sisters; I have owned a Croma CHT (1150Kg) and now > drive a solid 9000 CSE (1400 Kg). The cars have little in common > apart from some basic dimensions. There is some usenet folklore going > round that parts are interchangeable, but that is complete bollocks. Like doors and front suspension:-) -- Richard Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 4500, NZ

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