Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:40:22 -0000
From: "John Hudson" <>
Subject: Re: Saab looking to stay with GM

"joe schmoe" <menospamin.not> wrote in message news:jnoks1h3q2pqrlt8o44t4if4de4nr41jpknospamcom... > On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 09:38:52 -0000, "John Hudson" <> > wrote: > > > > >"joe schmoe" <menospamin.not> wrote in message > >news:r44js1tpqtn9u9v9hqhhqt5qg53tr75vsmnospamcom... > >> On 14 Jan 2006 13:53:21 -0800, "SmaartAasSaabr" > >> <> wrote: > >> > >> But as for BMW having been burnt by Rover.... I would hazard a guess > >> that the UK Gov't's handouts and Mini & Land Rover's subsequent > >> success eases the pain "somewhat". > > > >Land Rovers subsequent success with Ford must be painful for BMW or do you > >mean by using a BMW engine in the Freelander Ford are still buying something > >from BMW?. > > > BMW is doing well on the engine sales, plus the continuing shoddy > build quality of the LR range will ensure that the blame will be > directed towards Ford & not BMW. Though the BWM electronics leave > lots to be desired in the terms of reliability in the LR's. > > My friend who runs a LR repair shop loves the new LR's. They are in > the shop regularly from new and the owners seem to be a group of > financial masochists who repeatedly pay for repairs that would launch > lawsuits in any American auto manufacturers customers. > I am surprised that your friend is paid to do warranty work on new LR's. Surely this is main dealer work for which the customer does not pay, are you talking about cars over 3 years old?

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