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Re: Aero out performs a R (roberts2036)

Well, interesting you mentioned this.
I have an 2001 Aero (I would guess it's the same car as a 2000) for sale and I have to tell you it's not slow.
It's an automatic but I would surmise that the 5 speed would KILL a 2000 R.
Just spent a week in a stroing one so it's very fresh in my mind. Maybe Thursday I'll give the Saab a strong full throttle run to 100. It weighs FAR less than a V70 R, the suspension ain't bad. It's a throughly enjoyable, surprisingly well balanced front driver.
It also has a REAR suspension to die for, very BMW like. I drive over our potholed, concrete heaved roads here and it takes them without the slightest bump or thump. (It has 45 series tires, like the R) Forget about rear hop, it doesn't exist on the Saab
 

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Re: Aero out performs a R (Johann)

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2000 R isn't really a fast car. And it's heavy.

9-3 or 9-5 Aero?
I would guess 9.5, most are, mine is..
 

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Re: Aero out performs a R (volvdog)

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JRL, very interesting comments about Saab from you. When I bought your 99 T5 you said you didn't hold them in high regard. My 2000 SE convertible is a good performer and comes with a factory strut tower brace. Volvos and Saabs have very different personalities and I enjoy both.
Don't recall any Sabb conversation.
However,
I was just saying that the Saab I have (for sale) is quick and much faster than a (stock) V70R, that's all
 

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Re: (BoxLover)

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Saabs are GM crap, swedish leftovers....
Continuing your theory then Volvos would be FORD CRAP!
So, why are you here? Real ignorant statement and besides, the Aero was designed and built way before GM took over Saab
 

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Re: Aero out performs a R (bill d cat)

Bottom line here is that I've owned 4 V70R's in the past 6 months (still have one) and currently own an Aero.(for sale)
Have spent a few days in each.
Saab is MUCH quicker, light on its feet and much easier to drive fast
 

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Re: Aero out performs a R (gdogg16)

I dunno.
Who else has the ignition key in the FLOOR?
 

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Re: (BoxLover)

You are totally entitled to your opinion and I would agree, for the most part the are goofy, ugly autos.
The question here was: Is an Aero faster than a V70R and the answer is yes.
Would I PERSONALLY own one over a Volvo, of course not.
(However, this Aero I have just happens to be an excellent car. The black wheels, the black paint, it just works.)
 
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