Again, work is going to severely limit my posting today, but i thought I’d shed some light on this comment by Rod H, which I thought was brilliant and a great tribute to the Saab 9-5.
If you don’t check through all the comments, you might miss stuff like this. Thanks Rod.
When people say Saab needs to update their lineup, what do they really mean? They mean bigger and faster. And they are wrong. Let these other companies make the mistake of growing their sedans.
I recently took a 9-5 on a 1750 mile trip and I found out a few things.
* The car has outstanding power and my highway fuel economy was 29/30. And this is outdated technology? I know, I know, it should be a V6 with a little less horsepower and getting 27/28 MPG.
* The back seat is more comfortable then the front seats. And the front seats are very comfortable. This needs to change?
* The car is a dream on 2 lane roads. You can pass on a dime when starting from 70 MPH. Apparently there needs to be less acceleration and more engine roaring during this movement?
* The car works beautifully as a touring car but also feels very nimble in city driving. This is kind of rare folks.
* We needed to display a piece of paper on the drivers side of the windshield so security gave us the paper and a piece of tape. We told them we didn’t need the tape as we had a Saab! That was worth about $1000 right there.
I beg you Saab, be careful with the changes.