Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Top Gear have written a brief report on the Twin Turbo diesel 9-3 SportCombi but they lead off with this, which prompted my headline:
Enough about the planes already. We all know that Saab also builds aircraft because Saab mentions it all the time. It’s almost a surprise that the new 9-3 doesn’t come with a map of its emergency exits and sick bags in the backs of the seats.
It’s been six decades, Saab. Volvo used to make ball-bearings, but they don’t ram those down your throat.
That’s because Born From Balls isn’t anywhere near as cool, as well all know already.
As this is a Top Gear website test and not one of Clarkson’s Times Online tests, so the drivel is kept to a minimum and they get down to the driving pretty quickly.
It’s a short report, so I won’t quote any more of it, bar the conclusion:
So with its fresher face and sorted oil burner, the 9-3 is a realistic alternative to the ubiquitous German exec fare.
Recommended reading, esp for you Euro types for whom the TTiD is actually an option.
Thx to Ivan and Ken!