Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 21:29:45 -0000
From: "Clive Underhill" <cliveunopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Purchasing a Saab


It's placement supports mechanically locking the transmission in reverse gear as an anti-theft measure - at least that's the way it works on my manual 9-5. CU "jw" <johnwebster1nopsamhlink.net> wrote in message news:3BEE8C7E.66795FF8nopsamhlink.net... > Just Bob wrote: > > > > On Sat, 03 Nov 2001 15:53:04 -0500, "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> > > wrote: > > > > >There are too many gimmicks on the car, starting with the key between > > >the seats, > > > > That's not a gimmick. It's been a Saab characteristic for many years. > > They didn't add it just to be different, instead they didn't change it > > to be the same as everyone else. > > That's right, it's not a gimmick. > > I've read here and now see the logic in the key between the > seats. For example, when you get in the car, where does your > right (for US) hand fall naturally? Between the front seats. > > Have you ever fumbled in the dark for the steering column > mounted ignition, reaching awkwardly around the wheel and > poking repeatedly on a cold winter night. Or when the cops are > on your tail? :) Doesn't happen in a Saab. > > Plus, the key is next the the shift lever and hand-brake. All > in one convenient location. > > Now, if I would only stop spilling things on the window > switches mounted behind the ingnition. Beer is the worst for > gumming them up! > > -jw > -- > 1984 900 S hatchback, 137K mi. > Rhode Island

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