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Pros: my custom glasspack exhaust system, LOUD!!!
Cons: I LOVE EVERYTHING!
Advice: Black is very hard to keep clean!!!!Love at first sight, passion at first drive! when i took this new gt out in a test drive i fell in love and i just had to get it, it by far is the most beautiful and fastest car i have ever owned. great bang for the buck! i definantly recomend you buy one!
Pros: Quality! Interior, exterior, sound system, nav.
Cons: Flat, unbolstered seat; dull steering; run-flat tire noise & stiffness.
Advice: If you want comfort, switch out tires; if sportiness, upgrade suspensionThis is a luxury convertible first, a sports car second. Plenty of power, but setup for cruising, not cornering. Perfect for a sunny day meander, good daily commuter (but terrible gas milage in city driving). Back seat is fine for extra cargo space most two-seaters lack - there's even a pooch cover! - but don't expect even small children to sit back there.
Pros: Quattro 4 wheel drive
Cons: Rear seat leg room a bit cramped, but so is the BMW
Advice: It's cheaper the the BMW with more features, same performanceI drove an A4 3.0 liter automatic and loved it. I then tested a BMW 330xi, which I also liked, and went back and drove them both the same day. I still like the Audi. The BMW has a stiffer, harsher ride. The Audi was much smoother, and I don't feel it lacks anything in performance over the BMW in either cornering or acceleration. The Audi's 4 wheel drive system is also superior.
Pros: The Audi-clone 1.8T Motor.
Cons: The back seat is a painful joke for American-sized consumers.
Advice: Buy one! Possibly the best inexpensive commute car I have ever owned.It handles well and has sufficient acceleration to appease this American V-8 afficianado. Interior room is fantastic in the front seats. I can fit my 6'2' 270 pound body inside quite easily and actually is a spacious as my full-size pickup. Fit and finish are superb for a car at this price range. No one could touch the number of standard features it includes at this price.
Pros: The Turbo - Acceleration and the security accessories, esp the Ignition Key
Cons: the poor marketing by SAAB
Advice: Fun car to driveFor a 4-cyl car, the acceleration is magnificent. I would say it is not better than a BMW like-model, but it felt better than the Audi 4 1.8T. The handling of curves is also magnificent - I actually took a sharp curve going at 40mph and traction was great. The driver seat is very comfortable, the controls are easy to understand, and the computerized electronics make this car one of the best technologically advanced cars I have driven.
Pros: Alarm ( doors, trunk, hood, interior motion, shock, and battery)
Cons: refrigerated glove box is overkill for interior features.
Advice: When you test drive, find a curvy road and step on it.For a car with 2.0 liter engine, this cars moves with the acceleration and top speed of much larger sport V6's. The handling is incredible, with a ton of mechanical features to make the car sporty yet smooth. I would never have believed that I would own a Saab. My dealer showed me a 9-3 convertible that had rolled into a ditch, slammed into the drainage pipe, and flipped end over. The occupants survived without a scratch and the convertible supports were still completely intact and rigid.
Pros: heads up display
Advice: everyone will want to drive itsmooth shifting- quick acceleration-style just hold on and buckel up