Date: Sat, 03 Apr 1999 02:54:57 GMT
From: Andrew and Kathryn Porter <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 or a BMW 328i

Elan, I have been a loyal SAAB owner since 1987 and have owned two 900's. I was all set to purchase a '99 9-3. However, just after a 9-3 test drive, I went over to the BMW dealer and test drove a COMPARISON !!!I purchased the BMW. Bottom line, I was not impressed with handling of the wasn't bad, just not great. I'll miss the storage in the SAAB and its uniqueness, but will ENJOY driving the BMW!!! Andy Porter Elanchelvan Elango wrote: > > Hello Saab'ers, > > I'm considering buying a new car in the next few months. I'm caught up > in a debate with myself whether to go for a 1999 BMW 328i 5-speed or a > 1999 Saab 9-3 5-speed Turbo. I've always loved Saab's unique character, > reliability, comfort and performance. > > Being a Saab owner (1995 900SE V6, though not the best Saab), I know how > comfortable Saabs are especially, during bad weather conditions and long > drives. Saab's instrument panels are unquestionably the best. I've > noticed that Saab's depreciate more than the BMW's and I've read some > not so good reviews on Saab's suspensions and torque steer. > > I like the richness and the looks of the new 1999 BMW 328i. I haven't > had a chance to test drive the new BMW 328i yet. But, I've heard it > drives and handles better. But, the BMW's are so commonplace and bland > in comparison to the Saabs. > > I'm sure some of you must have done some research on this. Please share > your opinions. > > Regards, > Elan

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