Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 06:56:35 GMT
From: Ywan Mason <>
Subject: Re: I hit a curb with 900

Make sure the driveshaft on that side is true. Make sure the bushings mounting the lower control arm/trailing arm are fine. 94s had problems with these bushings causing vibrations. They were updated in later years. I would guess that damaging one of the new design ones could cause the same problems. If one of my customers spends $2k with me, I damn well expect him to come back should he experience further problems relating to my repair. You should have return to that dealer, sit down with the service manager, take him for a ride and ask that it be handled. After spending $2K to get collision damage repaired, it should be repaired. You didn't tell him what to fix did you, I mean in no more detail than fix whats broke due to this curb. Obviously that has not been done. If you filed this with your insurance, you could contact them for added assistance in getting this taken care of. Maybe. Unfortunately, you may end up having to trade to get rid of it. We see a lot of shoddy collision repairs on Saabs. There is only one body shop in our area we refer customers to and the insurance companies scream when they find out they are doing the work because they know this shop will cut no corners and put the car back in the shape it was in before the damage occurred. Which is what you are entitled to if you pay insurance premiums in the first place, to return it to original condition, not some less - than - perfect - halfass - save - the - insurance - company - money scheme. In our state anyway, even though the insurance companies try to screw you over, you can fight them and get your car fixed with the backing of the insurance commissioner. Or that insurance company doesn't do business in this state any longer. Ever notice that in any big city, the biggest, most lavish buildings are always insurance companies? Could they build these monstrosities if they weren't making money off us hand and foot? Anyway, start at the dealer and take it from there. Good Luck, Ywan (climbing off soapbox)

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