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Have you driven a late model 9-3? Just in chassis tuning alone the 9-3 is worlds better (along with its Opel/Saturn brethren) than the G6's gut jiggling nonsense. I won't even get into drivetrain, interior, etc. The 9-3 is actually a very good car.

As for cookie-cutter, can you get much blander than <insert Buick/Pontiac W-car nameplate>? Seriously, Saab might be a little too opelized (and the 9-7 is a travesty), but (US) Buick and Pontiac is just a sea of rental grade cars. Granted, the new G8 looks fantastic and hopefully Buick will get the terrific Holden Statesman/Caprice based Park Avenue that China has, but until then, I can't imagine plunking down money for anything other than an Enclave.

My question about your Intrepid revolved around my interest in what attracted you to the car. I am certainly no GM (or domestic) loyalist (I drive both GM and BMW products right now). Not that I am implying that the Intrepid is a bad car, I just could never imagine wanting such a car (a Charger absolutely). Then again, the LH cars, W cars and G cars are all large front-drivers, so maybe it’s that type of car you like (I will say I had a 95 Aurora and thought it was a great car despite crummy large car FWD handling characteristics).


:thumbsup: A very cogent post.
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I agree with the peole who are saying that SAAB has

managed to complately alienated its core customer

while managing to find very few to replace them with

anmd therefore it seems as if SAAB was in a position

where they are now up trying to go upstream w/out

a paddle, I'd scuttle that brand along with the Saturn

name, rename Saturns Oldsmobiles & Buick-Opels!

Hmmmm, now where did I hear that thought process before? I'm sure it wasn't Saab they were talking about though! Tick, tock, tick, tock. :AH-HA_wink:

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