Date: 15 Jul 2002 08:46:24 -0700
From: jcmurphy72nopsamo.com (John Murphy)
Subject: Re: Advice on broken tonneau motor


Thanks for the advice. I have posted on the WASSAB board, which I had never noticed there before. So at least one good thing came of this! Thanks, John "James Eckles" <dcjayhawknopsamhlink.net> wrote in message news:<qIoY8.21481$A43.2180595nopsamread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net>... > I'd go to www.saabnet.com and post this query on the Washington, DC SAAB > Club (WASSAB) and/or the 9-3 bulletin boards. I'm sure someone will be able > to help you. > > JKE > > "John Murphy" <jcmurphy72nopsamo.com> wrote in message > news:c2a25f9e.0207141334.edbc42fnopsaming.google.com... > > Hi all. I recently bought a 97 900s convertible with 30,000 miles on > > it. I absolutely love the car. However, after owning it for exactly > > 100 days, the top stopped in mid-raise. I took it to the dealership I > > bought it from, who advised me that I need to replace the tonneau > > motor, at a cost of ~$1500. They advised me to call Saab, since this > > is the first Saab I've owned, and they might want to create a loyal > > customer by picking up the cost of the part(~$1200). The person with > > whom I spoke at Saab told me that since they did not make any money > > off me, they would not pay for any of the repair. This really > > surprised and disappointed me, but I understand that they are not > > legally responsible. > > > > The people at the dealership were nicer, but are also unwilling to pay > > for any of this repair. > > > > Does anyone know of a mechanic in the DC area who might have a > > used/rebuilt tonneau motor? Is there any way to fix this without > > dropping $1500? Thanks in advance for your help. John Murphy > >

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