Date: 27 Nov 2002 22:14:20 -0800 From: stafford2525nopsamo.com (Elizabeth) Subject: Re: Any thoughts on safety?
My son is 15 - of course he knows everything by now. He's not been willing, so far, to respond to rational argument - no. I could break down and cry, that worked in my efforts to keep him from wanting to buy a .22 rifle - but I don't know, he's being pumped full of hype from his Dad (the ex) - "Buy American", "Safe? How about cheap?" "It'll cost you a fortune to fix it." blah blah blah. (The man drives an Oldsmobile Alero, what does HE know?) Anyway - my self and my husband (sons stepfather) have this great car, are ready to buy a newer Saab, and so the timing is great - but you're right, maybe he needs more incentive. I was hoping the pictures of crash tests and wrecks, and stories of Saab survival would be enough to scare him into it. Maybe a great stereo...now THAT I know he'd respond to! You know, I just get so worried about him, I don't think he's grown up enough to drive yet - I just want him to be safe!! When he says "Cavalier" or Mazda anything - I get chills. I'm honestly not trying to play "yuppie mom" here - ("the ex" has accused me of this) - it's just that I've seen a Mercedes wrapped around a tree after skidding on ice - the occupants lived through that - and I've seen a little Ford Escort in the same situation where everyone in the car died - I saw a Corvette T-bone into another car and the entire thing - I swear - just EXPLODED into a cloud of parts. I REALLY wish my son would GET THIS INTO HIS HEAD!!! I'm sure in the end it WILL come down to "It's a free car" - I hope. -Elizabeth "Brent Goodwin" <no-nonopsamam.net> wrote in message news:<CiPE9.32563$hK4.2838483nopsamsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>... > "tom reingold" <tlr244nopsamnline.net> wrote in message > news:3DE3AB89.70805nopsamnline.net... > > > >> Elizabeth, How old is your son? Are you sure he will respond to > > rational argument? Maybe you should appeal to his emotions? Or his > > pocketbook, by giving him an incentive. > > > > -- > > Tom Reingold > > Noo Joizy > > > > > > Tom touches on an important point. No (few?) redblooded American teenaged > male will be sold on the safety issue. It is important of course, but play > up something like the Saab's horsepower, reliability, roominess, or > something along those lines. > > Regards, > > Brent Goodwin