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Old 7th November 2008
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Default Shock horror a good review!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...cle5009074.ece
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i liked jeremy clarkson's review of the 08 9-3 2.8t a lot more
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...icle589163.ece
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Wow I'm surprised too! It seems american journalists are harsher on Saabs than european journalists.
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Wow I'm surprised too! It seems american journalists are harsher on Saabs than european journalists.
You might be onto something. If you happened to read european reviews of 3-series youd be surprised. Good bits are complimented for a good reason but it is not as perfect as american reviews let you to believe.

Its not uncommon (elsewhere than Germany) for a 9-3 to beat 3-series in a comparo. 9-3 cabrio did that in Germany too so it cant be very bad car
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Americans want huge cars that seat 8, are packed with meaningless options and have 500 horsepower. If it doesn't go 0-60 in 5 seconds, handles like a barge and sucks gas like a tank...it can't be American. The recent gas crunch has helped change those views, but overall Americans haven't changed.

Post some of the european BMW comparisons to the Saab, if you will...
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Americans want huge cars that seat 8, are packed with meaningless options and have 500 horsepower. If it doesn't go 0-60 in 5 seconds, handles like a barge and sucks gas like a tank...it can't be American. The recent gas crunch has helped change those views, but overall Americans haven't changed.

Post some of the european BMW comparisons to the Saab, if you will...
Ill try and find some. They are most likely in German or Swedish or Finnish but...Ill translate if needed. Swedes are btw very critical towards their own, be it Saab or Ovlov.
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