Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 20:02:11 -0400
From: "JC" <johnc_22nopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: Saab tires- class action???


Go do a search on the 9-3 bulletin board at www.saabnet.com and see how many people have had issues with the stock Viggen rims. I can't speak for problems with the 16" wheels/tires on a normal 9-3, nor have I yet had problems with the rims on my Viggen, but plenty of people have encountered VERY EASILY bent rims, much easier than aftermarket wheels. The folks complaining on this thread about the lawsuit costing them money might want to do some research before pointing fingers at those who've not necessarily driven carelessly but go for a balance and find out that one (or more) of their wheels are out of shape. Also, road hazards in the US are the driver's problem, not "the entity responsible for the road's" problem. While you can lobby and write politicians to fix obnoxiously bad roads, you still as a driver must be conscious of the quality of the pavement you are on and deal with it. I won't defend the lawsuit because I got my copy and when I read the specific verbage I thought it was a bit harsh in its wording, and was surprised SAAB would settle this, but as many have pointed out, the lawyers could cost them A LOT more money to not settle. Will I eventually cash in on this? Only if I feel like I have a bent rim though I do my best to be careful and SLOW over rough roads. At 7K miles on my Viggen, if I were to go for a balance and find a bent rim and knowing I've never had a tooth-rattling jolt in an Atlanta pothole, I'd be interested in the pro-rated money to fix it. YMMV, John Atlanta '01 Viggen "Goran Larsson" <hohnopsamlid.invalid> wrote in message news:Gw45MK.9Knnopsamove.se... > In article <647682b4.0205131504.16416fe1nopsaming.google.com>, > Clint Vranian <cvraniannopsam.com> wrote: > > > Has anyone received information regarding a settlement by saab > > regarding rim damage due to low profile tires??? > > Can someone explain why Saab should pay drivers that drive into > potholes? Shouldn't the drivers take responsibility for their own > actions or perhaps the entity responsible for the road should pay > if the read wasn't kept up to standards? > > -- > G–ran Larsson http://www.nospam.com

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