Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 19:23:42 GMT
Subject: Re: 9-5 Wagon Test Drive

The car handles great -- better than the 9-5 sedan... In Europe, it's won outright nearly every comparison test with the BMW 5, Audi A6 Avant and Volvo V70. Styling-wise, I agree, it's the best looking Saab ever. Wait until you see it with the sport package -- body kit, 17" three spoke wheels, etc... In article <7cf2rl$idi$>, "Tom Steele" <> wrote: > Just got back from the dealer, who had a demo model (4-cyl. turbo, 5-speed > manual). > > I was VERY impressed with this car. It actually looks better as a wagon, in > my opinion. The only clue that this is a wagon when driving it is when you > look in the rear-view mirror and see all that space back there. There's no > third seat option, as Saab apparently felt this was a little too dangerous > for the occupants - lord knows there's enough room back there for a third > seat, but they supposedly tested it and found that rear passengers wouldn't > do too well in a collision. > > Other than that, it drives like a regular sports sedan, only this one has > some serious cargo capability. The one I drove didn't have the rear sliding > tray (TRACS system), but it did have some extremely serious looking tie-down > hooks. The dealer said they can actually lift the car using the tie-down > hooks, and I don't doubt it. > > There was no sticker on the one I drove, but the dealer said to expect about > $33K for the 4-cyl turbo with a automatic, slightly less with the stick. > Can't wait for April... > > Tom Steele > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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