Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:27:24 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Car drifts to the right, normal?

Paul Halliday wrote: > > in article miwi9.30682$, Alan > Zaza at wrote on 20/09/2002 04:08: > > > He also said it was normal > > for the car to drift to the right! I asked why and he said it's because > > Saab doesn't want you to hit on-comming traffic if you fall asleep at the > > wheel. Is all this true? It sounds like hogwash to me. All comments are > > welcome. Thanks > > What he is saying is that Saab USA deliberately put the alignment out? I > think that's crap, simply put. He's fobbing you off. Nice one that one. Had once a Fiat that was also running off the road, the explanation was: "It follows the exact curvature, all BMWs does the same...", nicely turning it into an upmarket phenomenon! Although there is something in it; I drive both in right and left side countries, but the phenomenon is hardly noticeable. The first thing I demand of any car before ride, power, noise or anything is that the tracking is OK, I couldn't live with a car that has poor tracking. > That would mean the Saab Europe would have to be *really* careful about > which way the put the alignment out - here in the UK, a right-drifting car > *would* hit on-coming traffic, but drift to the side of the road in France. > > It's rubbish - no manufacturer would put alignment out. You should get it > checked and re-aligned. I think a letter of complain to Saab Corporate about > the situation and about the garage/dealer that gave you that ridiculous > story. At least take everything he tells you from now on with a pinch of salt. Johannes

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