I read over my Cornish Notes Part I and had a think about what i’d missed out.
I don’t think I made enough fuss about how exceptionally comfortable the SAAB 9-3 is for long distances, it really does make the journey feel totally effortless, and after another 350 mile round trip to pick a 9-3 Sport Combi for my wife earlier this week, it really has confirmed this for me.
Also, anyone having had the pleasure to drive around the ultra thin country lanes of Cornwall will know how important good brakes are. The locals (my Grandfather having been one of them) seem to find it rather amusing to scare the visitors and speed up the second they’re on these lanes, either that, or turn any number of infinite corners and you can be faced with:
A. more corners
B. a heard of content sheep
D. a huge farm vehicle plunging the entire lane into darkness
All of which require urgent braking to avoid a Cornish collision. This is were I thank Hirsch for the amazing brakes on the 9-3, they really are fantastic, they give you complete and utter confidence, better than any other car I’ve owned.
A week of driving in Cornwall and the SAAB looked as though it had just finished the Paris – Dakar Rally, and deserved a very well earned clean.
The more I drive this SAAB, the more I love it.