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: 9-3 comes top in TG Magazine


Ken
18th May 2004, 05:15 AM
So, this has probably already been mentioned but the Topgear Magazine's yearly 'Small Executive Car' title has just been awarded to the 9-3, BMW 3series comes second. Quite a result!
9-5 comes 5th, I think, in the Large Exec catagory.

Saba
18th May 2004, 05:43 AM
That's two years in a row then. Or are we still talking about last year's result?

Ken
18th May 2004, 05:54 AM
Nah, release in the last week or so

Saba
18th May 2004, 06:13 AM
Well that's two years in a row.

As TopGear says it's 'safe, stylish, swift, well-specced and superbly put together...nothing less than a miracle.'

They talking about the same car I've got? :o :cheesy: It IS safe, stylish, swift, well-specced, but I will have to question the use of the word superbly. Good but not superb.

CosmicSaab
18th May 2004, 09:48 AM
Well that's two years in a row.

As TopGear says it's 'safe, stylish, swift, well-specced and superbly put together...nothing less than a miracle.'

They talking about the same car I've got? :o :cheesy: It IS safe, stylish, swift, well-specced, but I will have to question the use of the word superbly. Good but not superb.

Same here. Good, but it's no Lexus.

(And it looks like it is official now, I am the Saab central Lexus troll! :o )

heavy_t
18th May 2004, 09:56 AM
One good reason I can think of to choose a 9-3ss over a Lexus :wink:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/36594000/jpg/_36594273_party4_150.jpg

ragtopcav
18th May 2004, 10:04 AM
One good reason I can think of to choose a 9-3ss over a Lexus :wink:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/36594000/jpg/_36594273_party4_150.jpg

:lol: "Ha-HAA! :cheesy:

Saba
18th May 2004, 10:18 AM
The IS200 won it in 2002.

Mattlach
18th May 2004, 10:46 AM
The IS200 won it in 2002.

IS200? Never heard of a 200... I guess they don't sell those in the U.S. My guess would be its the same car as the IS300, but with a four-banger?

Saba
18th May 2004, 11:13 AM
The IS200 won it in 2002.

IS200? Never heard of a 200... I guess they don't sell those in the U.S. My guess would be its the same car as the IS300, but with a four-banger?

http://www.lexus.com.au/is200/images/imggal/img5.jpg

http://www.lexus.com.au/is200/default.asp?mdl=1

Same as IS300 but with weaker 6 cylinder (155hp) old Toyota 1G-FE engine.

Mattlach
18th May 2004, 11:34 AM
Same as IS300 but with weaker 6 cylinder (155hp) old Toyota 1G-FE engine.

Ahh.

just as I suspected.

Yeah they only seem to sell the IS300 in the U.S.