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Audi - A4, Volvo - S60 Or Saab 95?  
User currently offlineNice Tail From United States of America, joined May 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

I'm thinking about purchasing a new car. I like the new Audi A4 3.0; Volvo S60 and the Saab 9-5. Any ideas?? Which one is better, but I guess that depends on many variable, also, is it true Saab's are expensive to fix here in the US??

Thanks and Regards
(Go Yanks)

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Porsche 911  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

The Saab 9-5 is really nice as is the A4...

yikes i dunno


User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

personally, in this order.

Saab 9-5 Aero,
Audi A4,
Volvo S60.

but the mercedes C-Class sedan with the sport package is a good option too.



Maintain own separation with terrain!
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Audi A4 totally.I love the Saab, but it depends on your needs. Do you have kids? Do you have just one kid?
If you said yes to the above, Audi A4 by far...

But if you have kids, say 3 or more, go with the Saap 9-5

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Yummy Saab.

User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

I'm a Volvo guy, go with the S60. I am looking into trading up from my S40 anyways. Great cars!  Smile

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Of the above cars you stated,

I have been in A-4, Saab 9-5 both for more then 1 week at a time. So I am not judging by looks. Actualy my fathers friend Races the A-4 in the Speedvision World Challenge. He is a very good racer, and this is his second year racing for team Audi, and won the World Challenge. He is so good, they asked him to move up and rance for Audi in the ALMS CHampionship League, where they race fast cars.

Anywho I stated this because the Audi is not only a touring car, but as good as a race car. Here are his exact words..."This Champion team did a fantastic job of working late on these cars. We really wanted to show that these Audis are a great performance car, as well as a great luxury four-door sedan. I just want to thank everybody. There are so many people who made this all possible.”

He raced before the Audi a Acura Integra Type R. I personally like the Audi Better.
A few weeks ago (Oct 11) Audi took out a WHOLE page ad in the New York Times for Mike because he won the World Championship. On Page A11.

Yes, I realy do know this guy, he is my dads client, and I watch him race live, and on Speedvision. When we go and see him race, he gives us passes to sit anywhere we want to.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

I have'nt seen and observed the new A4 yet........but its a very good car for what it is ...... i like the steptronic transmission on it. I have never driven a SAAB but they are quite fast and as the slogan goes "most people who test drive a SAAB usually buy one" ......im sure its a good drivers car. The S60 is however a very interesting car.......now in talking specifically about the S60 T5 with the 240-odd horse power engine. I drove this car few months ago with the steptronic transmission and i was surprised how quick and agile this car was.... the handling too was very good. Its bigger then the A4 and the interior was good and the car has quite alot of options if desired.
I must however advise that you should definately go to your Volvo dealership and test drive the S60 T5 .....the other engines are not poweful so make sure they put you in a T5.


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

A4, S60, 9-5

Why would you want a Saab?


User currently offlineSxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Why not get an A6 if you have 3 or more kids. A6's are nice too.

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

I like the Saab but would agee with the suggestion that you look at the Audi A6 as a comparison to the Saab 9-5. It seems to me that they are in the same class. The A4 is smaller. Maybe the Saab 9-3 and the Audi A4 should be compared?

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

I love Audis. I test drove the new 2002 1.8T Quattro a few times. The car is amazing. It's the most solid car I have ever experienced. It's gorgeous too. For some reason, it looks very different then the photos released by audi. In person, it looks much better, very beautiful car. I suggest you go to your audi dealer and take a look at the new A4. Take it for a drive. You'll love it, trust me.

take care, good luck,
-FSPilot747
Go Audi  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

No contast, get an A4.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Id shoot myself if i got a Volvo or a Saab.

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

I haven't driven the other cars, but I got a test drive of the S60 when we rented it in FL and LOVED IT. My family has a V70. I've been in love with Volvos ever since. WONDERFUL cars.


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3055 times:

Well, the 9-5 I think is due for a revision very very soon, so if you're completely going for quality and want the Saab, I'd suggest buying a new-generation example when they come out. The A4 and S60 are all very new cars though, so they'd probably compete very well with the new 9-5. However, if you want to go for a bargain, hold off on buying a car until the new generation 9-5 comes out, let depreciation do its work, and get an older 9-5 for a song in a few months Smile.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3053 times:

I've had some experience with the S60, it's quite a refined car, with a good deal of kick. If there's a mild criticism, it's that the back isn't as big as the S70, otherwise it's a quantum leap overall.

What are your priorities in a car? If you want space, go for the 9-5, and forget about the A4. If you want pace, the Saab is probably best, but the margin between the three is so small, it's relatively insignificant. Overall...

I'd say go with the S60, I've had runs in the 2.4 and 2.4T. The 2.4T is probably the best pick of the range, the T5 is fast, but the 2.4T is better value, and probably a more useable engine. The 5 cylinder engine has a great growl, the car is very solid, has good face level air vents in the back, is very refined on the freeway, has a deep boot, and some of the world's best front seats (Volvo and Saab probably make the best front seats in the world), to name a few good points. Basically with a Volvo you get a very liveable car, a car that is very easy to live with day to day - you get to notice all the little tools and features that make life easier over time.

Really, you have to drive the cars yourself. I think if you look at some of the responses here, they don't speak totally of rationality - If you say get this car, tell us why? I'll declare my bias, I'm a happy Volvo driver  Smile

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5617 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3044 times:

A4. Simple choice.


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

NiceAs...er...Tail, go with the Volvo S60.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Well, I can only say Volvo!!!
Had a turbo and I tuned it. Guess if the guys who payed hell of a lot for a BMW M3 that chould be so fast from 0-100 km/h got passed by a Volvo!
HAAAAAAAA! They deserved it!!!



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

A4 A4 A4!! Get the A4!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Buy the New Facelifted Saab 9-5 It looks awesome!!!and allready in stores.and get it with Aero.I have 1997 9000 Aero and love it!



regards
AY-MD11


User currently offlineContact_Tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Get a Saab or a Volvo, the A4 is a good car, but it's so damm craped inside, at least if you are 180cm or taller!

If you think the 9-5 is to big and boring, go with the 9-3 instead, it's faster, bigger and better built then the Audi!!!!  Big thumbs up


25 Western727 : Are you kidding me? The Audi. This is not a hard decision.
26 Greg : I'm a beamer queen..but there is only one alternative: Audi They are arguably the the hottest car company around lately. And with good reason.
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