Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 08:32:57 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au>
Subject: Re: Need an opinion about 9-5!


On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 17:00:23 GMT, hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote : >In article <80s7rtkgi6taft64pvlbutpr5oj6gl5bl4nopsamcom>, >Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au> wrote: > >> Cruise control is the most non-intuitive device I have ever seen. > >The controls operate the same way as most cruise controls I have seen >in other cars. No they don't. A rolling switch to increment speed that accidentally activates the headlamp flasher when you try to use it, and a different switch with a different motion to decrement. Stupid. Other cruise controls I have used have a single lever - flick up, increment, flick down, decrement. Much better. >The only non-intuitive thing about it is that it >increments and decrements the speed in steps of 1.6 km/h. Saab should >have made that 2 km/h and given the mile-people 5/4 mph instead. That doesn't worry me a bit. > >> Driving lights keep falling off if the spoiler gets bumped on the tarmac. > >What kind of roads are you driving on? The spoiler on the 98 model is >not very close to the road. If you mounted "driving lights" (whatever >that is) on your 9-5 then it is your responsibility to fasten them >correctly. :-) The driving lights are fitted as standard - I didn't mount them. They fit into the spoiler. The spoiler is plastic and flexes. If it touches a parking lot barrier or even the road on a steep driveway, the light pops out of it's housing, even though the spoiler is unmarked. It's happened to me about 4 or 5 times, the Saab dealer re-attaches it for free, and apologises each time for the bad design. He says it happens all the time. And don't be so defensive about Saabs - they are great cars, but like all cars, have some defects and design deficiencies. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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