Remember a time when we used to talk about Saab Cars?
I’m in the middle of a big series of posts right now, but I just received a reference to this road test from a friend in the US. I figured it’d be good to post it straight away.
I first drove a Saab 9-5 mule in 2009 and right then and there I knew that the 4-cyl version of the car was going to be an absolute ball to drive. That’s the model in this test from the National Motorists Association in the US.
It’s a comprehensive review, written by Eric Peters.
Here are a few of my favourite quotes. What you need to do, though, is read the review for yourself.
So many new cars are lifeless, personality-free appliances that it’s a real treat for someone like me (and maybe someone like you, too) to find one with a pulse.
….the 2.0 liter is a strong performer when called upon that also delivers not-bad gas mileage for a mid-sized performance sedan: 20 city and 33 highway. It’s also 10 hp stronger than the 2012 Audi A6′s base engine and competitive with the $7k more expensive-to-start BMW 528i’s 240 hp six.
Owning a Saab is not unlike owning a Ferrari or other rare exotic. You will receive looks and attention — and everyone will know, “hey there goes Fred.” Do not use the Saab to make a furtive midnight rendezvous with your money-launderer or girlfriend-on-the-side.
Rent a Camry.
As I said, it’s very enjoyable reading.
You can read the full Saab 9-5 review over at the NMA blog.