Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 21:40:51 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: 2000 9-3 disappointment


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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