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Re: Comparing SAAB to Tesla 1 Saabers Like This Post!
Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Mon, 30 May 2022 19:27:42
In Reply to: Re: Comparing SAAB to Tesla, DE1, Fri, 27 May 2022 15:11:16 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
I did not mean to be overly critical. There are many good things about the cars. It is more about nuance, and others will have different opinions. To me the complete reliance on a touchscreen interface, though becoming common, is not necessarily great ergonomically. Elon Musk's take on ui also is imho rather idealistic rather than pragmatic. But I think he is more interested in the self driving aspect than electric drive itself. As long as that aspect of the cars can be turned off, it's a non issue, and you are right that many manufacturers are going down that road (and many consumers are keen on it). I will also say that the 9-5 was imho nowhere as good ergonomically as the c900 (simple example: green vs orange control lighting - green was specifically chosen from a safety perspective based on pilot feedback psychology studies), but the 9-5s do other things well and are still great cars and in many respects more capable due to being more modern. There are always trade offs.
A whoopee cushion is a prank toy you leave on a seat for someone to sit on and emit a fart sound. Tesla has introduced numerous (basically pointless, humorous, fun) Easter eggs of various sorts. This is relatively harmless, but reflects a perspective that imho excessively emphasizes the software nature of the car. That's what I meant by geeky.
At some point, we will transition to an ev of some description when the 9-5s eventually get run into the ground. We will keep at least one of the Saabs though (c900 at least). I do appreciate that others have been early adopters of EVs, and I have been keen on the idea for at least 2 decades now (if nothing else, eliminating an exhaust system to rust out every 3 years up here in the salt belt would be awesome) but have not pulled the trigger, mainly because we want the newest car for long distance trips and range is an issue. Overall though, EVs generally offer lots of low end torque, a defining Saab characteristic, so the potential for a great driving experience is there.
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