As I still have a full-time job that requires my attention occasionally, I’ll be out of the loop today and posting will be light.
It’s Monday here already, but when it’s gets to a reasonable hour on Monday in the northeast US, you should check out The Truth About Cars. There’ll be a little Saab editorial in there, written by yours truly, given the Farago treatment during the edit phase and then given the Swade treatment again.
They’re running their TWAT awards (Ten Worst Automobiles Today) again this year and the 9-7x has potential to figure in them – it was a winner last year – so I thought it best to try and get in a pre-emptive strike and tell a little of what Saab’s up to.
The editing process was quite interesting and I’ll write more about that later.
I don’t have any personal experience with VW Passats and there’s nothing on them in the comparative section of the site.
So maybe some of you can help out SG (no, not that SG), who wrote in with the following question:
I am contemplating buying a Saab 9-3. The other car I am considering is VW Passat. Unable to take a decision.Can you let me have your expericence about SAAB so that I can take a more rational decision. How is 9-3??
SG, assuming you’re talking about the 2008 model, I think it’s sensational and all of the info about that model can be found by going through the MY2008 archives here.
I’m going to have to rely on others with regard to the Passat though.
I know our Saab dealer here in Tassie lost a number of sales to the Passat in early 06 and early 07. Saab didn’t have a diesel then and of course, there was no 2008 model 9-3 to choose from.
The Passat looks pretty conservative, but is apparently well-equipped, as is the Saab. I don’t know about ride or build quality.
So anyone with the appropriate experience, please give SG a hand in comments.