Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 22:46:09 +0000 (UTC)
From: H. <>
Subject: Re: Doubts and concerns over Chippong my 2001 9-3SE (Canada)

>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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