Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 21:13:12 +0200
From: "Peter van Amsterdam" <pvanopsamnl>
Subject: Re: 2000 9-3 disappointment


There was no conversion to RHD the factory delivered it RHD!! It looks like they don't give enough care to RHD vehicles or are there some LHD drivers with the same problems!!??!! Please let any body give his 9-3 experience to this site!! Peter van Amsterdam. "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message news:39B6F223.3D02EE0Dnopsamcom... > > > Alan Hamilton wrote: > > > Maybe you've hit the nail on the head. Maybe the conversion to RHD on the 9-3 > > is not very good. > > Why would the seat be impacted by the conversion? > > > > > > > I can't say I have had any of the troubles you've faced on my 1997 900 - I > > suspect you need to have > > a serious word with your Saab dealer. > > > > Peter van Amsterdam wrote: > > > > > Hi, I have a Saab 9-3 for about 1.5 year now and have had the same problems > > > and even worse. > > > -both seats came loose ok after several repair efforts > > > -noisy wiper system stil not ok after several repair efforts > > > -broken doorhandle > > > -loose headlight wiper > > > -glove compartment lightswitch broken > > > -handbreak brushes fell of > > > I have forgotten the rest of my Saab trouble but it certainly doesn't look a > > > quality car to me. > > > I live in Holland and drive a RHD car because of my handicap. > > > A man from the garage told me they never had the problems I had in a > > > continental version. > > > He mentioned that the factory perhaps isn't giving the same quality in RHD > > > vehicles as they do in LHD. > > > I'm not sure if my next car will be a Saab. > > > > > > Peter > > > > > > "Andrew" <apd.conopsamternet.com> wrote in message > > > news:8p0mu3$g3o$1nopsamunium.btinternet.com... > > > > Hi, I recently took delivery of my new company car, a three-door 9-3t auto > > > > with aero bodykit, here in the UK, but it arrived with an over-cooling > > > > problem (the gauge would reach operating temp and then fall back to cold > > > > again - the dealer took it back and replaced a sensor) and now a couple > > > of > > > > weeks and 1,400 miles down the line the driver's seat is falling to bits > > > > the cloth trim cover and foam cushion has completely come away at the > > > > front edge and therefore tries to follow you out of the car (!)), and the > > > > nasty soft, long travel brake pedal is frightening me - sometimes the > > > pedal > > > > slowly sinks below my foot while stationary, waiting at a junction, or > > > > travels alarmingly close to the carpet when pulling up hard into a > > > > roundabout from 90 -100 mph. Plus, if you want to get really picky, the > > > > dashboard continually creaks, and "twitters" away over bumps in a quite > > > > unacceptable fashion - my dad who drives a really ancient and totally > > > > abused, but still solid and reliable (Honda-based) Rover 400 was very > > > > unimpressed after a run in my new car. Having stepped out of a faithful > > > > rock solid, if sluggish and unrefined, Audi A4, and having driven many a > > > > mile in an equally excellent and solid Volkswagen Polo before that, this > > > > SAAB just doesn't feel like a "quality" car to me. Any thoughts, anybody? > > > > > > > > >

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