Date: 15 May 2007 05:31:06 -0700
From: "akushnernospamlaw.com" <akushnernospamlaw.com>
Subject: Re: Saab Lost a Loyal Customer


On May 14, 4:53 pm, "Craig" <CBobchinnospamkinsbcglobal.net> wrote: > That is exactly what I'm doing. It is up on Autotrader and Sabbnet. As > a replacement I'm leaning towards the Volvo S60 R. > > -- > Remove My_Skin to E-mail me. > > > > s...nospami.com wrote: > > On May 14, 3:04 pm, "Craig" <CBobchinnospamkinsbcglobal.net> wrote: > > > Okay, here is the story. > > > I have an '06 9-3 Aero (my 6th Saab) and this one has had a couple > > > of problems within a year (two in the last 3 weeks). > > > > 1st The coating or paint or whatever they used on the front of the > > > dash started peeling off. This was around as well as on the radio. > > > Replaced under Warranty > > > > 2nd 2 weeks ago the Electronic Stability Control went out while > > > driving the car Turns out a module for the ABS system croaked Also > > > replaced under warranty. > > > > 3rd a week ago the clutch overheated and burned out. WITH LESS THAN > > > 7000 MILES ON IT!!!! > > > > Now, if I were new to stick shifts and clutches I can understand and > > > accept that I may have caused it, but I've been driving manuals > > > exclusively for 25 years and Saabs exclusively for the past 15 > > > years. I'm quite used to shifting and I never ride the clutch. Nor > > > do I abuse the car. > > > > Saab would not do anything on working with me to replace the > > > clutch. No good will was forthcoming. It cost almoat 2k to replace. > > > > My '94 9000 has 155k on the original clutch. My '88spg had 150k on > > > it when I sold it (original clutch). > > > > I'm sorry I think the reliability of Saabs has gone downhill. I will > > > most likely not be buying another one. > > > > Anyone what a slightly used '06 Aero? > > > -- > > > Remove My_Skin to E-mail me. > > > Trade it in on a non-Saab. You'll take a big hit but you will feel > > better. Tell as many people as you can about your bad experience. > > There's no room in today's marketplace for an upscale car company who > > treats it's loyal customers like crap. Saab's once proud reputation > > continues to decline and you can be sure nobody in charge over there > > has a clue as to why. The sooner Saab is put out of its misery the > > better for all it unwitting customers.- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text - My experience with the S60R has been less than satisfying. My wife had one of the first models, a 2004 which we kept for 22 months and was in the shop for 52 day. Now, admittedly that was mostly for annoying items-like the touted suspension that creaked, groaned and frankly wasn't such a great idea to have electronic suspension with different setting. I had electronic suspension in my Alfa 164Q and it was much more supple and "real world" valuable than the Volvo's. I have owned six Volvos, including the S80 that is coming off lease this month. It is possible that I just got a lemon but I would drive the car for some time before making the decision.

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