I know most of you are just getting going on your Wednesday, but it’s ten minutes from Thursday here as I’m writing this, so Late Nite Snippets seems appropriate. If the content is slow here, it’s for 2 reasons.
a) There’s still little to write about, and
b) Our car club is hosting a promotional event at our local dealership on Friday and I’ve been flat out preparing a whiz-bang presentation for it. All the news that fits…
If you’re in the UK and you didn’t get to the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, you’re probably thinking the British motor Show is your only chance to see the Aero-X for a while.
A little birdie’s informed me that you can see it for FREE at Saabcity in central London, for three days starting Thursday the 13th.
Get your motor running…..
Thanks again to Jochen. Earlier today he emailed me the sales figures for the 9-7x in Germany where it’s not even officially on sale but is outselling the Volvo S80.
Now he’s emailed me a link to a brief write up on the 9-7x in the German publication, Autobild.
My favourite Babelfish-translated quote:
Nevertheless: The SUV drives itself clearly better than a Trailblazer. The chassis proves as Europeansuited, keeps the car taut in the trace. No comparison to the swinging couch feeling, which the Trailblazer in the USA obtains.
"The Swinging Couch"
Further to my E85 rant of yesterday, here’s an article from CNET. The title says it all:
It’s all about switchgrass, folks.
Even if all of the corn produced in the U.S. last year were used to make ethanol, it would quench only 12 percent of the country’s gas thirst, the report said. If the soybean crop were consumed as fuel, it would displace only 9 percent of the country’s demand for diesel. Any appreciable upsurge in the use of those plants for fuel would also cut into the U.S. food supply.