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Post SAAB what to drive?
Posted by ursaw (more from ursaw) on Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:24:00
Beginning to think seriously about what comes next. After a sting of SAABs the next car to be added to the garage will undoubtedly be something other than a SAAB. Also, unfortunately the next car looks like it may end up being an automatic. I have never owned anything but manuals and have serious misgivings about that change but I have accepted that it is a likelihood at this time.
What is a good choice for a SAAB driver? Something that has reasonable size, handles well, and preferably has a degree of versatility. Good for the long haul but also competent on twisty county roads and other two lane highways.
Current car is a 9-5 Sport/Aero 5 speed manual. I would not rule out a newer used car but my thinking is that it will be new. I really do not want to spend more than ~ 40K at the top end and the less the better. That rules out a number of cars that might otherwise be of interest.
I have not really been out looking or done research but one of the cars that I intend to put on the consideration list is the VW Arteon. Hatchback that seems to hit the desired size class and basic characteristics. Sort of surprised that a search turned up no comments on it on the boards here. A reasonable choice? Any one driven one? Impression of handling and driving experience? Visibility? ...
What else should an old SAABer be considering when looking for a new car?
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Posts in this Thread:
- Post SAAB what to drive?, ursaw, Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:24:00 <-- Viewing This Message
- Been driving a Jetta..., Larry West , Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:10:591
- I'll bite -- why not a Golf?, Cary, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:25:26
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, BTG88, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:38:35
- TourX FTW!, Norm9-5, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:36:06
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive? no it is NOT a saab !, neil dale , Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:15:281
- Crosstour was a Honda, A1-turbo, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:02:31
- Buick cross tour???, saabsince 93b , Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:18:06
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:50:43
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, bobc , Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:57:071
- Subaru Outback, Dale , Thu, 12 Sep 2019 05:40:34
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, 02 Viggen, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:36:38
- I think I'll try to find this first..., Scott Paterson , Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:43:433
- Ford Focus ST or RS, Chevy SS, Unicorn, Randy Thatcher , Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:43:53
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, steve, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:01:30
- Honda Civic, No Snaab, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 05:56:18
- Honda CRV, No Snaab, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:36:581
- Comments on feedback, ursaw, Sun, 8 Sep 2019 19:29:24
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, DE , Sun, 8 Sep 2019 07:54:46
- Same dilemma here, MI-Roger , Sun, 8 Sep 2019 06:34:28
- Hatchbacks, A1-turbo, Sun, 8 Sep 2019 05:42:061
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive? step up spend more get more, neil dale , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 23:03:18
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, bigblue15 , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 21:43:46
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, EGD , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 20:53:59
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, Ian Glenday , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:59:25
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