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Old 5th May 2004
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Default Saab Proving Grounds!!!!!!

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I signed up for Hartford CT for the 16th, wanted to try for Philly, but didn't work with my schedule.

Afterwords, I will head over to the Northeastern Meet at Mt. Snow.

http://events.saabusa.com/default.as...F-971D63E92E69
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how old do you have to be to register?!
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Old 6th May 2004
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Undoubtedly at least 18, if not 21. I will make it a point to go to the one in Wallingford, perhaps head over to 5 Barnes Industrial Park Road after to chill with John Moss Zach, we can zip down together then NESA SOC is that weekend like Tweek said. Perhaps a visit to Rhich earlier in the day would be good times, too

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Undoubtedly at least 18, if not 21. I will make it a point to go to the one in Wallingford, perhaps head over to 5 Barnes Industrial Park Road after to chill with John Moss Zach, we can zip down together then NESA SOC is that weekend like Tweek said. Perhaps a visit to Rhich earlier in the day would be good times, too

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I dont know why they dont post it on their site I wish I could romp on the new saabaru lol... that would be good times to the max... but yeah, I will go with ya carl... as long as I can drive down lol
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I DO remember them checking a couple of guys ID's there. BS42 however was 17 at the time of the last one, and he got in no questions asked.
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Well.... either way, I am going
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I think it helps if you "look" 18+ They don't even mention age limit on the site, so I don't know if it's even a issue at all.
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I'm dissappointed. They arn't even comparing it to the WRX, gee wonder just might be because someone might just notice its the same freaking car LOL.

O well me and my dad are signed up for the 28th.

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I'm dissappointed. They arn't even comparing it to the WRX, gee wonder just might be because someone might just notice its the same freaking car LOL.

O well me and my dad are signed up for the 28th.

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Well right in the 9-2X booklet I got at the Philadelphia car show, they say that the car is "based on a Subaru design" so it's not exactly a company secret. I think the knowledge is very public already. most people also know that the new 93 SS has a calaiver engine too. I personally don't care. it's a damn good engine. the subaru engine on the otherhand :-?
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I'm dissappointed. They arn't even comparing it to the WRX, gee wonder just might be because someone might just notice its the same freaking car LOL.

O well me and my dad are signed up for the 28th.

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That, or they are afraid the scoobie is better lol I heard the Turbo'd AERO version of the 9-2X is slower than the N/A LINEAR 9-2X in acceleration....
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You're supposed to be 21...they check your license when you sign in...but My girlfriend was only 20 and they let her do it anyway...they seemed pretty laid back about it.
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I wonder if it would help that my dad is the general manager at a saab dealership lol :wink: I look at least 18.....
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http://events.saabusa.com/
Sweet! I'm confirmed for St Louis. I just went to the Mercedes Benz CSpot event today. Although It is pretty amazing to be driven by an pro in the V6 AMG (Here are my pics from the CSpot event), I'm psyched to see the new Saabs!

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Well I just got back from the event, AWESOME! all 4 of us (me [DeLorean], Ian [89saab900], one of Ians friends, and Shore [Burnsside42] got tossed out for driving too hard what, they need to use these cars tomorrow? 8) I had been talked to several times for putting the cars into 4 wheel drifts, but after Ians friend (sorry, I forget his name) took the 92X aero with all 4 of us in it, balls out top speed on the road course, as soon as we pulled in and the guy walked up, I think we all knew what was going to happen then Shore shot a few videos of me driving the 92X aero and I think we'll all agree it's a really nice car. I liked the Volvo, got going really fast but it had a "big car" feel to it. I hated the RSX, but I think part of the problem with that was the steering rack was starting to fail. the VW Jetta, nothing special... it moved OK, handled fair, and was overall, a bland car. The Mini was nice, probably the best handler there. I liked the 92X, cornered REALLY well however one of the main things that bugged me was the turbo lag. off the line, it was horrible... I think even my C-900 could out run it on a straight line. Here are the videos--



http://home.comcast.net/~burnsside42...k/MOV07180.MPG
http://home.comcast.net/~burnsside42...k/MOV07181.MPG
http://home.comcast.net/~burnsside42...k/MOV07182.MPG

http://home.comcast.net/~burnsside42...k/MOV07183.MPG


And we will upload the pictures on the saab link servers as soon as we can.
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Old 28th June 2004
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Got the pictures posted up, check em out here--

http://www.saablink.net/TSL/saabforu...638&highlight=
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Yes, i had a BLAST! Nice to beat on cars...i mean test drive cars on a closed course...for free and get some nice company and food.

My friend Mikey (refered to by delorean) had a blast too. He is a WRX owner curious about the 9-2x.

The staff was wonderful. Altough my dad and I (i think) lost our pocket knife, see if we can get ahold of the staff to get them back. We'll see.

RSX sucked, but i was corrected the steering rack has some sort of electrocic magic stuff that aprently got confused and just would shut off......still sucked..........and the type-R (or is it S?) has completely different suspension.

Volvo didn't do too bad.....if you had 3 extra ppl to lean correctly for handling .

By far the Mini-Cooper and Aero were the best.

Ian
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tweek's ill be at the one in walingford that day.....woohoo
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hahaha you got kicked out for driving them hard?well then how are you supposed to know how they are on a day to day basis(or how I drive everyday,within reason)
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"Sorry, details for the event in Orlando are currently being finalized. Please check back again soon."
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Old 30th June 2004
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Ricot83, wanna do some filming for for me? I am gonna try and bring a camcorder
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