Not only did he allegedly assault his girlfriend (reason enough to be labelled a bastard in my book), it’s also alleged that he continued his rampage and torched her convertible!
A MAN has appeared in court accused of torching his girlfriend’s £26,000 Saab convertible.
Paul Maskell is alleged to have got into a row with Christine Marriott, assaulted her and then set fire to her car at Orwell on Monday, February 20.
I don’t need to tell you that the facelifted 9-5 is a like it or hate it car in terms of its styling. There’s little room in between and I think there’s few that “love it”.
These guys don’t come far off, though. From the Northwest Indiana Times.
For 2006, the Saab 9-5 takes off with aggressive front fascia styling that features the stealthy look of black-out headlamp housings that appear pulled back by Mach 1 velocity.
A refreshed hood design, sculpted front fenders and steep-raked windshield add to the 9-5’s aerodynamic persona. The vehicle cuts through the air with a 0.29 drag coefficient on the sedan and 0.31 measured across the wagon model. That’s fast company considering 9-5’s corporate cousin Chevrolet Corvette yields 0.28 of drag.
The big kicker in terms of making the 2006 9-5 a viable purchase option is the value for money compared with the 2005 model. In short, the 2006 is a killer in comparison and I think once more is made of this, we’ll see a rise in numbers in the US.
It’s got Aero+ performance at 260hp, yet it’s around $2,000 less. I know what I’d be doing if I were in that market.
And they’re not the only ones. I don’t know how many cars Saab sell in Malaysia, but Jeremy Mahadevan, the writer for the New Straits Times sure likes the new 9-5.
Previously, it looked sombre and stately, now it looks sleek, stern and futuristic…..
…..Yes, this is a cool car. It’s arresting, and if seen in rear-view mirrors it would no doubt command respect and inspire switches out of the fast lane.
Inside, the changes are similarly satisfying. Instead of a plethora of buttons and plastics that could have come off Billy the Kid’s toy pistol, it now features some handsome knobs and dials with silver accents, and a new set of nicely squidgy, rubbery plastics, making this seem a far more expensive product.
The ergonomic value of the controls is, as is typical with Saab, sky-high.
Interestingly, they’re still offering variation on the engines in the new 9-5 in Malaysia, with a 2.0L engine still available and the 260hp offering in the Aero designation. Obviously, the one-model campaign is for the all-important US market which is all the more reason to give it some more significant airtime over there (hey, sometimes I overlook these differences between markets – so shoot me).