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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #15 on: 09 April 2018, 12:21:41 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #16 on: 09 April 2018, 13:14:16 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

But would this make any difference to a girlie?

 Most women don't know one end of a car from the other. :)
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #17 on: 09 April 2018, 14:32:12 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

But would this make any difference to a girlie?

 Most women don't know one end of a car from the other. :)
Classy as usual your Highness. ;D ;D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #18 on: 09 April 2018, 17:03:27 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
Anyone else and an "I told you so..." might be appropriate...
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #19 on: 09 April 2018, 17:28:26 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
Trouble is, as I found, your choices are limited. And non existent if you don't want a beemer or a PoS sub 20yr old Merc made from the parts bin as its cheaper than designing.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #20 on: 09 April 2018, 19:16:38 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
Trouble is, as I found, your choices are limited. And non existent if you don't want a beemer or a PoS sub 20yr old Merc made from the parts bin as its cheaper than designing.

Exactly, getting either a good sized petrol hybrid or petrol only Estate with RWD was impossible. All the 1 year old Mercs available were diesel. However I'm sure more will be avlbl in a year or so. :y
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #21 on: 09 April 2018, 19:41:27 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
Trouble is, as I found, your choices are limited. And non existent if you don't want a beemer or a PoS sub 20yr old Merc made from the parts bin as its cheaper than designing.

Exactly, getting either a good sized petrol hybrid or petrol only Estate with RWD was impossible. All the 1 year old Mercs available were diesel. However I'm sure more will be avlbl in a year or so. :y
Diesel is good  :)
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #22 on: 09 April 2018, 21:00:39 »

Question: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative.

Answer: No, it's FWD.

I've tried FWD as a replacement, I missed RWD far more than I thought I would.


 :)

So do I with the Mondeo. :'(
Trouble is, as I found, your choices are limited. And non existent if you don't want a beemer or a PoS sub 20yr old Merc made from the parts bin as its cheaper than designing.

With the FWD & my VW I had few issues with it:

1) The ride, it was soft, yet hard at the same time. Can't find better way to describe it, fine over speed bumps, yet rough roads riddled with potholes or broken tarmac surfaces it really crashed about. Yet then again, on a smooth motorway it rode very, very well. I compare this with BMW 235i M which I'm in almost daily, that makes makes a smooth motorway (which I've driven in the Omega and VW at same speeds) feel like we are driving over a down a cobbled street instead.

2) Road Noise, I found it was very sensitive to tarmac surfaces, I would notice change far, far more to the point of it really annoying me. But wind noise it was silent, compared to Omega which has considerable wind noise. Same roads in 3.2 vs VW, the VW was considerably louder.

3) The 'Red Mist' mode - If you boot it in the Omega, you can really enjoy the experience, the 'push' sensation as such,  handling is better, it's also enjoyable if it brakes traction. The VW however, just spins up front wheels and you don't make progress, it also transmitted horrible vibrations into the cabin. (as to be expected I guess) - But the Omega, light the rears up, you hear it, but it does not shake the steering wheel.

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  :(

The Zafira however is far more enjoyable to drive than the VW ever was, I've found the Zaf much more chuckable, less sensitive to road surface and rides far better than VW did. (yet runs 18's same size as VW did) I think because it's setup for British roads..... ie crap surface!
 
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #23 on: 09 April 2018, 21:27:37 »

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 ;)
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #24 on: 09 April 2018, 21:34:03 »

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 ;)

Yeah, that has potential, if they actually sell any in the first place. Good thing with Omega's is that even big V6's sold in decent numbers. Well, should say, leased in good numbers.  :)

But given Co2 is focus of company car rules now, I cannot see many being sold.  :-\

Also would have been nice if Top Gear actually showed some of it when they did review it, I do find Rory utterly useless at a decent car review.
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #25 on: 09 April 2018, 22:15:34 »

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 ;)

Yeah, that has potential, if they actually sell any in the first place. Good thing with Omega's is that even big V6's sold in decent numbers. Well, should say, leased in good numbers.  :)

But given Co2 is focus of company car rules now, I cannot see many being sold.  :-\

Also would have been nice if Top Gear actually showed some of it when they did review it, I do find Rory utterly useless at a decent car review.
So test drive one. Then turn your nose up at it. There'll be a lot of that going on.  ;D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #26 on: 09 April 2018, 22:25:43 »

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 ;)

Yeah, that has potential, if they actually sell any in the first place. Good thing with Omega's is that even big V6's sold in decent numbers. Well, should say, leased in good numbers.  :)

But given Co2 is focus of company car rules now, I cannot see many being sold.  :-\

Also would have been nice if Top Gear actually showed some of it when they did review it, I do find Rory utterly useless at a decent car review.
So test drive one. Then turn your nose up at it. There'll be a lot of that going on.  ;D

Turning up in a 3.70 Omega might get their suspicions about my ability to buy one, if however we turned up in a BMW 235i M, might be able to blag it.  :D
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #27 on: 09 April 2018, 22:55:23 »

I bought a MG ZTT turbo diesel today in good Nick and still with 2 months ticket for 100 quid,taxed it and drove it home,bargain I reckon :y
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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #28 on: 09 April 2018, 23:07:21 »

I bought a MG ZTT turbo diesel today in good Nick and still with 2 months ticket for 100 quid,taxed it and drove it home,bargain I reckon :y

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Re: Would a Saab 9-5 be a good Omega alternative?
« Reply #29 on: 09 April 2018, 23:38:10 »

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.
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