Date: 25 Aug 2002 10:58:25 GMT
From: dmk <dmknopsamduck.net>
Subject: Re: unfair criticisms?????


Delurking... I've heard that the first several years of the new models have a bad track record and VERY expensive to fix (this from my mechanic). I drive a '90 900 that I bought new. About 100,000 miles is when I started having breakdowns, but nothing terrible. This has been the best car I've ever owned! The guy as the SAAB dealer, himself, mentioned the new models don't hold their value like the old ones... Guess they're having trouble living up to their own past.... dmk On 8/24/2002 3:16 PM, dave wrote: > There seems to be a debate running over Saab quality,particuarly now GM are > involved,mostly in the negative,I'd be interested to hear the opinion of > anyone who has driven 900(classics)and any new models 93's particuarly-when > I bought my 1986 900 Turbo the guy I bought it from told me that Saab used > to take 40 hours to build a car and are now down to 24,25 hours-I guess this > could be taken as meaningless but the point he thought he was making was > that build quality was suffering-I'm really tempted to buy a new Saab,not > least for the advances made in general in car construction but am generally > happy with the "evergreen" 900.Is it really fair to say that quality is on a > downward trend-I thought maunfacturing was all about quality and > delivery,considering the 65% domination of the 4-door convertible market(UK > sales only I think)I hardly see a problem there-obviously a NG like this > will naturally be dominated by the more problematic sides of Saab ownership > that's no real unbiased cross section then is it?(notwithstanding the posts > in praise-though maybe bias there too). > So lets hear what you have to say..............if it's constructive!! > >

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