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Old 18th May 2004
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Default 9-3 comes top in TG Magazine

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.
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That's two years in a row then. Or are we still talking about last year's result?
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Nah, release in the last week or so
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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? It IS safe, stylish, swift, well-specced, but I will have to question the use of the word superbly. Good but not superb.
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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? 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! )
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One good reason I can think of to choose a 9-3ss over a Lexus :wink:

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One good reason I can think of to choose a 9-3ss over a Lexus :wink:

"Ha-HAA!
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The IS200 won it in 2002.
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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?
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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/default.asp?mdl=1

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