Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 04:35:11 GMT
From: "Spyderman" <spydermannopsamofyourbusiness.com>
Subject: Re: Doubts and concerns over Chippong my 2001 9-3SE (Canada)


I don't necessarily disagree with you about the Abbot vs. Hirsch thing. I just wish their pricing was a little more "in line" Yea, yea, yea,we've all heard the whine about this "just being an EPROM" but I sincerely believe that research does go into this and R&D is not free and should not be ripped off. I did not know about Hirsch offering their own warranty. I will check this out with my dealer. Do you know if Abbott does the same? cheers, - Spyderman "H." <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk> wrote in message news:80uuausjemp4ig528khesnaa508g89ula1nopsamcom... > >My dealer informs me that doing the Trionic T-7 upgrade will void my engine > >warranty in the event of failure. So what's the point of all this with > >regards to Hirsch signing an agreement with Saab UK. I am not interested in > >a $10K engine replacement because these wankers (read: Saab dealers) are > >keen on selling you the part and obviously making huge profits, only to > >later screw you over. And why should we be limited to Hirsch only? Abbot > >has a more aggressive approach to power and are about 33% cheaper. What I > >find appalling is that the so called dealers are great at "endorsing" these > >shops for competition, but suck at endorsing their customers. > > > In the UK, Hirsch upgrades are covered by a 3-year warranty, so you're > still safe to do whatever upgrades you fancy. > > As for the future, doubtless it will take time for Saab worldwide to > embrace he new partnership, as it will be a while for parts and > facilities to filter through to normal non-Hirsch dealerships. > > Until then, find a Hirsch authorised dealership - they should be able > o offer more comprehensive cover for upgrades. As for Abbott, well the > Jury is still out on who is better out of the two, but I think Saab's > endorsement of Hirsch, and their forthcoming partnership has to speak > volumes about Saab's own faith in Hirsch's capabilities - and perhaps > it's worth the extra money for that extra piece of mind.....

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