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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:01 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 2.3T Estate,9-3 Turbo X SW
Begrudgingly I would have to lower my standards and get a Bugatti Veyron


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:55 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 2.3T Wagon, 2.0t vert,+Noob
I did wonder about something Jap (e.g. Stagea?) but it looks as if they, too have fallen to the Crossover/SUV plague so there is little if anything available newer than my 9-5 wagon.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:27 pm 
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I would probably go for the Evo 6 and/or the 2021 UK Car of the Year :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:04 pm 
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Location: Wiltshire
Car Models: '89 Saab C900 T16S 'Trenty'
JAP wrote:
Begrudgingly I would have to lower my standards and get a Bugatti Veyron

:-)

And I would sully myself with an F40

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:21 am 
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Car Models: Looking to purchase a 96 or 99 turbo as next project
Probably a Land Rover Discovery TD5...

Oh wait, I do drive a Disco... I need to buy a SAAB, doh! :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:10 pm 
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Car Models: Saab NG 9-5 Aero
After much research it appears that the Audi A5 ticks most of the boxes, I have yet to try driving one though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:35 pm 
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Location: Greifensee ZH, CH
Car Models: 9-5 Griffin 3.0 V6
I'd probably use the train.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:28 pm 
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Car Models: mini one d
I have not owned a saab for several years now, and drive an f56 mini which, now bear with me, has a saabish feel...brilliant driving position, steep dash, long way to the windscreen which is old fashioned vertical looking, really reminds me of a c900 or 99 every time I drive it...!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:10 pm 
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I have not owned a saab for several years now, and drive an f56 mini which, now bear with me, has a saabish feel...brilliant driving position, steep dash, long way to the windscreen which is old fashioned vertical looking, really reminds me of a c900 or 99 every time I drive it...!!

...and with each new model, closer in size to a 9-5.
Outside, anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:24 pm 
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Car Models: mini one d
CitTone wrote:
BigG wrote:
I have not owned a saab for several years now, and drive an f56 mini which, now bear with me, has a saabish feel...brilliant driving position, steep dash, long way to the windscreen which is old fashioned vertical looking, really reminds me of a c900 or 99 every time I drive it...!!

...and with each new model, closer in size to a 9-5.
Outside, anyway.

Mine is a base model three door, clearly much bigger than original mini and original 'new' mini but hardly a large car.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:56 am 
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...and with each new model, closer in size to a 9-5.
Outside, anyway.

While not yet as long as a 9-5, it is almost the same width as the OG 9-5 and the Clubman and Countryman are wider than the OG 9-5 (nothing is wider than the NG 9-5, except perhaps the container ship that recently blocked the Suez canal...)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:16 am 
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BillJ wrote:
CitTone wrote:
...and with each new model, closer in size to a 9-5.
Outside, anyway.

While not yet as long as a 9-5, it is almost the same width as the OG 9-5 and the Clubman and Countryman are wider than the OG 9-5 (nothing is wider than the NG 9-5, except perhaps the container ship that recently blocked the Suez canal...)

Very difficult to judge when sitting inside but I was behind a Mini yesterday and it certainly seemed pretty wide. As wide as my NG9-5? Probably not, but I wouldn't think there is much in it. The Mini seemed higher than the 9-5 though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:27 am 
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BillJ wrote:
CitTone wrote:
...and with each new model, closer in size to a 9-5.
Outside, anyway.

While not yet as long as a 9-5, it is almost the same width as the OG 9-5 and the Clubman and Countryman are wider than the OG 9-5 (nothing is wider than the NG 9-5, except perhaps the container ship that recently blocked the Suez canal...)

Agree they are quite wide cars, and wonder if this helps with the feeling of wheel at each corner chuckability as the f56 has retained that part of the mini ethos. My car has doubled as a wee van, a library (it is still full of bags of books and folders) and fits my mountain bike inside, wheels off but standing upright, a practical wee car for two if not a family although my daughter still fits comfortably in the back behind her mum on long trips when required.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:25 am 
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Car Models: 95 Aero Turbo4
NG9-5 is wide, very wide. At least I can park mine within the lines on my road... Flashy new 21 reg Evoque on our road... owners can't park to save their lives... unfortunately park in close proximity to mine...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am 
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While not yet as long as a 9-5, it is almost the same width as the OG 9-5 and the Clubman and Countryman are wider than the OG 9-5 (nothing is wider than the NG 9-5, except perhaps the container ship that recently blocked the Suez canal...)
(cough) Jaguar XF (cough) :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:14 pm 
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XF (260) 81.8 inches NG 83 inches (including mirrors). NG 4 cm longer than the XF (standard) saloon.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:31 pm 
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Fair enough :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:46 pm 
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XF (260) 81.8 inches NG 83 inches (including mirrors). NG 4 cm longer than the XF (standard) saloon.

Despite the greater width and length I find the 9-5 easier to position accurately.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:07 pm 
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Car Models: 9-5 linear estate
Chrysler voyager. Had one before and *loved* it for the sliding rear doors and the huge amount of space in it with the rear seats removed (it was pre stow and go), and it ran on 100% veggie oil from the supermarket when temperatures got warmer. It was also *very* comfortable (I have a spinal problem which is painful) and it was like . off a shovel when I put my foot down. When I towed a heavy horsebox, it was like "pfft, meh, hardly feel it". I *loved* it.


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