Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 02:48:20 GMT
From: (Brown Bear)
Subject: Re: I want to become a Saab owner

On Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:56:42 -0700, Laurence Lavelle <> wrote: > > >Problems is an understatement. Read this nightmare. Saab's response is >"it is a leased car you are not obliged to purchase it". We asked for an >extended warranty, no deal, so now the lawyers will make more money. >We leased the car with the sole intention of buying it, making $18,300 >in payments and after 3 yrs spending another ~$33,000 on a new car >because the original is defective is not our idea of fair buisness >practice.. >I am truly amazed that Saab Inc. told us to buy a new car if we don't >"like" our current one. > > Sorry to hear about your SAAB, my advice is either walk away from it or pay for the extended warrenty out of your own pocket if you believe the car is worth keeping or maybe you just buy it out and keep it for another year and trade it in when the fatory warranty expires. SAAB does have the upper hand here, if you can bring them to court, it is highly unlikely you will win. I doubt your lawyer would even advise you to sue them. The fact that it is a leased vechicle put you at a disadvantage since you don't actually own the car. It is very much like a rental and you have been renting it for 3 years and now it is at the end of your contract and SAAB is free of its obligation to you. Your original intention of buying it out does not come into play here since it is only an option. If you decide not to buy it out, it is also not that you are losing $18300, it is for the deprication of the car and don't forget you have been driving it for 3 years. Why put more money into it if you feel uncomfortable? There are lots of reliable good used cars out there for a lot less money.

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