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got the saab 99 back and doing a few miles this week,all seems well so far,went to view a skoda fabia at a dealers for my wife and daughter to share-daughter is soon to be a new pass driver so small engine was important-and saw this parked on the forecourt. wife loved it and it has some appeal,not everyone has one and i dont like driving cars everyone has,i like quirky or powerful-prefrably both. im giving up a smart roadster to buy this and the 99 replaces the bx so you see what im getting at...........
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They may be nice but they aint BXs

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Its bad enough replacing a ^^bx> with another make of ^^ ^^ BUT to compare a ^^bx> with those :rofl:

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you should be sat in the 99 when it comes on boost.
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Tell this to the Saab forum guys then.

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

(I like Saabs of that era and either side). I had a Saab 900 3-door LPT just before our latest was born... and it was quite nice.

The relationship between Citroen owners and Saabs is a well-known peculiarity.


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Oh, and if the chap wants a Saab, Fiat - or whatever - and sell his BX (and Smart) it's up to him. BXs are good cars but not the only good cars. :roll:
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thanks for that philip. i enjoy cars. there are a great many interesting and quirky ones to own before you die. ive had so far a 2cv,cx and a bx. i still have a xm v6 on my list. on the same list is a renault 16,lancia beta hpe -the supercharged one,another capri,a v8 mercedes barge and the list goes on. ultimately i want an old porsche 911 to potter about in.
i thought we were all car enthusiasts? all of the above bar the porsche can be owned and run for a thousand,maybe two and used on a daily basis. its just a hobby thats fun guys. if i had the room i would happily keep the bx and use it when i wanted a beatiful wafted economic trip out. older cars are not expensive to buy or particularly to maintain,its the tax and insurance that kill you having too many. the fiat 500 is low emission and 30 a year to tax or similar,the smart is only 35 i think,maybe more for a roadster?,i am looking at pre 73 cars as they are free and a classic policy is generally quite a bit less money than non classic.
apologies if i offended but i thought the quirky nature of the two would amuse not offend.. mr chidlow that lpt was a fine looking car,you should have kept it as prices are on the rise again! john.
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Nice car the 500, much prefer it to a BMW Mini. also a lover of the older 900 and 9000 especially the CSE 8)
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Seconded. Cars for me are like women, in that I can appreciate other people's, even if they're not what I'd choose myself.

Other cars I would love to own include:

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Porsche 928

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Aston Martin Lagonda

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Fiat 500 old and new (new in white with Italian striping please)

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Karmann Ghia

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Aston Martin DB9

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Lada Niva

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Triumph Vitesse Convertible (used to have a Herald, not as tidy as that though!)

That's off the top of my head, and doesn't include Citroens, of which there are so many it scares me.
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Well, I suppose you could argue that this is 'BX chat' and not 'Anything Else' (or whatever it is) but since we were treated to some pics of that lovely Saab it would be churlish to have a moan - anyway, who cares?

In my opinion anyone that loves Citroens is going to have an eye for a beautiful design - and despite what dyed in the wool 'Citroenistes' might tell you - other car manufacturers have managed a beautiful design from time to time!!

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was the first car I ever really lusted after and I still think it's one of the worlds prettiest cars - though it might be quicker if you peddled it!

I tend to leave 'supercars' out of my automotive fantasies and dwell in the realm of the possible so old(ish) Saabs and Alfas tend to be top of my list ( the 'non Citroen' list that is). I've never even seen one of these - the Lancia Gamma Coupe - but I think it's lovely. Pininfarina at their 80s rectilinear best!

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i forgot the gamma coupe! theres one on classic and sports at the moment. what an iconic car,perhaps out of reach of the cheap fun bracket though? great choice though. old 928 is within budget and could be ok. they run a version of k jet on the early ones and i was talking to a chap who had one at the classic car show at nec last year. i wanted to know about the metering as it can deliver more fuel than the 99 one on my car and he didnt know where it was on his car-serviced at a garage all its life,ouch.
alfas make great everyday cars,ive had two and the last a 156 sportwagon was one of the best cars i have owned,dont believe the stories of bad electrics and rust. ours was thrashed around as the family and dog carrying hack for two years and still sold for what we paid for it and no significant issues.
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Never personally been a fan of Saabs, but each to their own - it would be dull if we all had the same tastes. My ultimate car would be one of these:

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I quite like those new 500's, until i found out how much it costs to get one serviced :shock: It's a joke mate, i'd get rid of it now, you could get a BMW 7 series serviced for less tbh.
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I don't know if anyoe has seen this beautiful car for sale on ebay

I bought my Honda Accord 2.4 Executive five years ago when it was one year old, for £15K, and now its worth £4K tops. I had my BX at the time and still have it, if I had not spent that money on the Honda I would have the space and the dosh for the car on ebay. Shame.

But now I have the Honda I will have to stick with it, and I may have to sell the BX because I do not have the space for an additional car. My mother died a few years ago and my father does not know what to do with her Suzuki Swift, so I might have to get rid of the BX to make space for the Suzuki :cry:

As everyone is pointing out, we have what we have for whatever reason, and we have to stick wth them in these times. Cars are less trouble than women every time though !!!