Bought a new car!

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So its really my wife's new car - but I still get to drive it on the weekends :D

    Nothing like a practical car, eh? Its a Saab Arc Convertible - nice 210 HP Turbo engine and decent handling. I've only taken it out once so far (we got it Tuesday) but I'll be using it a lot tomorrow. Might get a better pic, too - it was dark tonight when I got this one.

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    Its quite cool - and I don't think I'd have been as excited with a sedan. The convertible is really nice, even with the top up.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how well it handles on some of the country roads around here :D

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Drive carefully. :p

    Just out of interest, does it have a central ignition like ye olde Saabs?
     
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    Very nice! It will stay nice too, if the kid doesn't continue to drive :D

    (I tease 'cause I care ;))

    I've always really liked those, good choice!
     
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    Congrats!

    My significant other would kill for one of those.

    He has a 1985 900S with 275,000 miles on it. :)
     
  8. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    I don't think they have them anymore. My mom had a SAAB 9000 Turbo in the early '90s and it didn't have it. I don't know what it is about centeral ignitions but I think they are the coolest thing. (2003+ Range Rovers have it though :))

    I like Saabs, except for the 9-7x, its a trailblazer that says SAAB instead of Chevy. I know a two people that have them and they love them. One has a 9-5 Sedan and the other has the 9-3 convertable. Saab is one of the few companies that has Turbos with I absolutly love the sound of when acceleration/passing.

    Good luck with it. I hope you enjoy it.

    EDIT: It looks like the 9-3s and 9-5s have the central ignition
     
  9. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Oh my..thats cool...
    Congrats n Enjoy ur new car...
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  10. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    You mean that she'll let you drive her spanking brand new car???

    Hey, that's great. Enjoy it and drive safely :)
     
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    Awesome car Mr. A. I would kill to have a nice Saab in the driveway...
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Congrats!

    Been tempted to trade my Subaru Baja for the Subaru 9-2X, opps I meant the Saab 9-2x with the deals GM has been giving of late.
     
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    A very nice looking car. I like the color. You and Mrs. A will be the talk of the community. ;)

    My wife has a new Volvo XC 70, Lava color. Looks to be a light brown at time and at others has a purple tint. The AWD will help her with the NE winters. The back of the station wagon has a larger area that holds of all her medical supplies and a privacy cover.

    I would of like the car to had a similar color to yours. She said that it would have got on her nerves, sorry. :eek:
     
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    Love the new car Mr. Anderson - very nice!
    Enjoy it while your wife lets you drive it! ;)
     
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    My neighbor drives a Saab 900 from the late 80's. She must have 300,000 miles on it and it sill runs. I think your Saab will last you a long time.
     
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    Saab makes a pretty nice looking car. I really like the color. Thats a sweet car!
     
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    Bah! Saab = French!

    Haha, kidding. Nice car Mr. A
     
  18. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Arn't Saabs Sweedish?
     
  19. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yup........but owned by GM :mad: :mad:

    Congratulations on the car........real nice :D :D
     
  20. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    I know. Its too bad. At least a saab isn't the same thing as a chevy malibu.

    Edit: I take it back. Saab 9-7x = Chevy Trailblazer = Buick Rainier = Oldsmobile Bravada = GMC Envoy
    5 Cars, all of which are pretty much the same thing except rebadged.
     
  21. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yep and not only that - its a electronic key, no mechanical piece of metal. I still have to go through and figure a bunch of things out about the dash/stereo and such. Its a little confusing. To get the XM Radio hooked in (they have an audio jack in the center console) I had to go into the settings for the CD player and select AUX - not exactly obvious. My Honda Element has a button to select the AUX input. I think they could work in a few things like that instead of making it so complicated.

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  22. jwp1964 macrumors regular

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    Me to.....

    I just purchased my first non-Toyota in years...a new 2005 Dodge Dakota...I know nota a "new car" but this seemed like an appropriate place to post.

    6 spd manual transmission, 3.7L 6 cyl (210 hp), AM/FM/CD, AC, Tilt, Cruise.

    Bought it during "employee discount" program...great sales gimmick for our American manufacturers. :p
     
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Congrats to you too!

    Problem is that like rebates, and interest free financing - the manufacturers have now created a class of consumer that will hold out for similar sales in the future.
     
  24. RJP31484 macrumors regular

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    There is just a jack there? like 1/8" "headphone" jack? that is GREAT! So you can just plug an ipod in there with a simple 1/8" jack cable?
     
  25. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    yep - or in my case my XM Radio. We have the same thing in our Honda Element. And I know there are a few other cars out there that have the audio jack. I wouldn't be surprised if you see it more often than not in the next few years.

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