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That's about the same as for 2001.
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Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:40:37 Share Post by Email
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and comparable to the og9-3.

But I think there is a lot more to handling than that number. Something like the moose test (the volvo one, not the moose impact test saab did) is more interesting to me. So what I found was at speed (eg 40-60 mph), when you do a quick S, well c900, or 9-5 are pretty much flat and solid... og9-3 has more roll to it... the 2009 forester had loads of roll but also seemed to twist about an axis vertically through the center, as if there was a string attached to the roof. It was really obvious. I hope they fixed that for 2014!

I really don't believe that a car's performance can be boiled down to a couple simple numbers, hp, skidpad, braking distance. Kind of like safety is not all encompassed in 3 or 4 standard tests... I'd be interested to try out the new Forester and Outback, maybe they have improved a lot!


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