Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 12:27:30 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Is Saab's Reliability a thing of the Past?


adrian c wrote: > > 1989 Saab 900i > Owned from 90 to 160,000 miles (7-10 years old) > No problems other than replacing one brake caliper > > 1995 Saab 900i > Owned from 86 to current 102k miles > Big end gone- engine now replaced with a 10k miler > Gearbox oil seal leaking > CV Boot leaking > Heater resistance package blown > Exhaust Blown > (All since last SAAB dealer service 12k ago) > > Car has a full dealer service history, at considerable expense. > > I have driven Saabs for last 4 years and always swore I'd never drive > anything else. > I dont know if I'll still feel the same when its pay up time! > > Is my car a lemon? Should I get shot of it as soon as possible or should I > take the view that I've had everything done now and should be safe enough? I don't mean to be harsh, but it sounds to me like you bought a used car and now you're paying for the previous owner's neglect. Buying a new car which has problems is one thing, but when you buy a used car you can't possibly know what sort of treatment that car had previous to your ownership. In this case, it sounds like maybe that previous owner didn't take care of the car at all... Don't blame Saab... -Justin

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