Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:47:19 +0000 From: Dennis Connors <connorsnopsamnet> Subject: Re: SAAB repair -- Is it true what they say?
Absolutely not! We currently have 4 Saabs, ranging from a '77 99GL to a '91 9000 Turbo, all of which we enjoy without worry about reliability (we've had 6 in all - one was crashed, the other sold for debt reduction). The 99s are bulletproof, same for the early 900s, and even 'though we just purchased the 9000T, we expect to be as reliable as the others. The key to success is MAINTENANCE. Follow your service/maintenance schedule faithfully, use only synthetic oils, and NEVER take your Saab to anyone who does not specialize in Saab cars! I've seen the worst butcher jobs done by Firestone, JiffyLube, Sears, and others. Saabs need to be understood and those who do, care for them lovingly (as cars go). A good local Seattle shop is Scandia AutoSport, found at http://www.scandiaauto.com . Check out their website. I tend to avoid the dealer for out-of-warranty work; even so, I don't entirely trust factory dealers - I have had to watch them carefully to make sure they aren't pulling shortcuts (Barrier Saab, in Bellevue, WA is an example) - but that's the typical dealer riff. Buy the Saab, enjoy your Saab, understand your Saab - and you will love your Saab! Joel Silverman wrote: > I am thinking about buying a new Saab 900 S convertible, but am worried > about the Saab's "reputation" for being in the mechanic's garage as often as > it's in your own garage. Is this reputation deserved? Is it as true with > Saab's more recent cars? > > Thanks, > Joel > ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ > Joel Silverman > Atlanta, Georgia > xhoeltingxnopsamspring.com > (address modified to minimize spam - to reply, remove "xx"s)