Frankfurt is all-systems-go as we speak. Boy, how I wish I was there rather than chained to a desk in southern Tasmania. As far as travel is concerned, the good news is that it looks like our home-buying plans are off and our travel plans for Canada in 2006 are on. This will also likely mean a trip to SOC 2006, wherever it’s being held.
Anyway, back to Frankfurt…..there’s a whole bunch of photos that have been released by Saab in this post, but if you want to see them all, then the Saab press release page is probably where you want to be.
Have fun and come home before dinner. OK?
Big thanks to iDav for his comments on my C&D rant. He’s posted a link to a more soothing 9-3 Sport Sedan review as performed and written-up by TopGear. If you read both of them it really does go some way to illustrating the different approaches on either side of the Atlantic. Maybe it illustrates something about why the two continents also have differing sales figures and trends at the moment.
Remember C&D’s problem with the 45 buttons in the interior?
An information display – warnings, radio settings, satnav instructions – nestles at the base of the windscreen, the optimum spot for the driver’s line of vision. The various other dials and buttons couldn’t be easier to use.
Perhaps it’s just the fact that Topgear went and used them rather than counting them….more to the point, Topgear rated the 9-3 way better and more in line with it’s BMW competition, which is perhaps due to the different review style.
I’m also a big fan for Fred’s comment, something I’d thought of after I’d written the rant (but was away from my computer – darnit!): with regard to C&D’s problems with the satnav system – real men can read maps!!
Australia lost the Ashes overnight (cricket news, nothing to do with Saab). Can’t say how disappointed I am. Well done you English mongrels. See you in 2 years.