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Author Topic: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?  (Read 1489 times)

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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #30 on: 10 April 2018, 07:58:04 »

Must say I can't really fault my P1 V70.Okay it's FWD,but day to day ordinary driving that's not really noticeable[pressing on of course shows the differences]A T5 or T5R would be nice but at for cheap prices a risky proposition-if you could find one for cheap that is-petrol from 140bhp upwards,diesel also available and auto boxes can be a bit flaky so I'd go for manual on one.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #31 on: 10 April 2018, 20:43:28 »

I compare this with BMW 235i M

2) Road Noise

3) The 'Red Mist' mode - If you boot it in the Omega, you can really enjoy the experience
All modern sub 5 series beemers are rock hard to appeal to whatever todays equiv of a yuppy is

Road noise is far more likely to be tyres.  The FL Omega has more wind noise than the PFL

The Omega chassis is a very encouraging car to drive, giving huge dollops of feedback, and rewarding the driver who responds to that.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #32 on: 11 April 2018, 13:05:00 »

Would a 2005 VW Passat 2.0 manual petrol estate be any good? 148000 miles, price is 500.

Thanks for the advice. :y
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #33 on: 11 April 2018, 13:07:20 »

Would a 2005 VW Passat 2.0 manual petrol estate be any good? 148000 miles, price is 500.

Thanks for the advice. :y
Not trying to put you off, or encourage you, Kate. But how can anyone possibly know without knowing the actual car? I'm sure there are good examples of that car around but probably a lot of complete dogs too.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #34 on: 11 April 2018, 13:08:09 »

Would a 2005 VW Passat 2.0 manual petrol estate be any good? 148000 miles, price is 500.

Thanks for the advice. :y


No point debating which car to get .........
Just pick a budget and get the largest estate car you can with a full mot  :y
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #35 on: 11 April 2018, 13:15:01 »

Would a 2005 VW Passat 2.0 manual petrol estate be any good? 148000 miles, price is 500.

Thanks for the advice. :y


If it's got a long MOT and looks like it will last for that long then, then probably. A 500 large estate is a throwaway tool.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #36 on: 11 April 2018, 13:23:02 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #37 on: 11 April 2018, 13:31:30 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
If you find a 15 year old French car that's still running, buy it.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #38 on: 11 April 2018, 13:39:53 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
If you find a 15 year old French car that's still running, buy it.


Hang on, ain't Vauxhall now French ? ;D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #39 on: 11 April 2018, 13:44:59 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
If you find a 15 year old French car that's still running, buy it.

Perhaps Kate should consider an early Bugatti Veyron. A nice French car. :)
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #40 on: 11 April 2018, 13:55:54 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
If you find a 15 year old French car that's still running, buy it.

Perhaps Kate should consider an early Bugatti Veyron. A nice French car. :)

I prefer fast cars but thanks for your recommendation. ;D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #41 on: 11 April 2018, 13:58:42 »

Hence I will probably go XF for future, if my commute stays the same. If not I may have to suck up FWD and go Insignia  :(

Kia stinger. Rwd, petrol and diesel guise Coming soon to a pound land near you ;)


yes. A Poundland. One, as that's the number of the V6 version that they're likely to sell. It will be on a shelf parked between the two Infiniti Whatevers that they managed to sell. And near a non running Forester.

The Stinger may become a 'stinker' when depreciation takes hold making it a good used buy.

Nice looking performance saloon with every 'optional extra' as standard.

I'd certainly consider buying one. :y
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #42 on: 11 April 2018, 14:01:39 »

Oofers are usually very picky about which cars they would buy and which to avoid.

For example, french cars seem to be frowned upon.
If you find a 15 year old French car that's still running, buy it.

Perhaps Kate should consider an early Bugatti Veyron. A nice French car. :)

I prefer fast cars but thanks for your recommendation. ;D

You may struggle to find even an early Veyron for 500, Kate. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #43 on: 11 April 2018, 15:54:42 »

Might get one for an afternoon  ;D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #44 on: 11 April 2018, 15:57:23 »

Might get one for an afternoon  ;D
She's fickin mad enough to do that, too. ;D
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