Yeah, it’s Thursday morning here…..
A few different mutterings about the MY08 interior and both of them different. I don’t have a link for the first one, but Rayman emailed me about an article in a German paper stating that:
“the interior will be upgraded substantially […] cockpit and trim levels have been tweaked as well”
….but then you’ve got
Saab Ausralia’s GM Premium’s Emily Perry saying to Cars Guide that:
“It would be fair to assume that it would be very similar, or unchanged, to the current recently launched interior which is fresh into 9-3 this year,”
…which is pretty much as I thought. With only a year under it’s belt, I’m quite sure this interior has a little more time to come.
Mike Rutherford at Auto Express:
who cares if a motor designed and used only on public roads is capable of propelling itself from 0-60mph in three seconds? It’s about as relevant and impressive as the ability of that 1,000-watt sound system in your front room to perforate your eardrums.
Equally, it’s irrelevant and unimpressive that your car can, on paper, do 160mph. Unless you’re really pushing your luck (something I can’t discourage strongly enough), it’s unlikely you’ll ever have the opportunity to find enough tarmac, nerve or talent to select top gear, floor the accelerator, then leave your foot in there for as long as it takes. A 160mph top speed on a road car! About as superfluous as a TV satellite system that receives hundreds of channels in languages you can’t understand. Again, the decision has to be yours, but instead of obsessions with 0-60mph and maximum speeds, wouldn’t your time be better spent thinking about crash avoidance and protection?
It’s not an article about Saab, but it could be.
Once again, the best combination of performance, comfort, utility and safety that your money can buy.
The Alfa 8c is on the road.
That same Cars Guide article that I linked to above, also suggested this about the 9-3 interior:
Although there are no details about the car’s interior yet, it would be good if they broke away from the cliched fighter aeroplane cockpit theme.
I think it’d be good if Cars Guide broke away from the don’t-know-crap-about-the-brand style of writing that they’ve employed in this article.