Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 01:17:27 -0700
From: Laurence Lavelle <>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 900 S "Quirks"

The V6 900SE is a dud. See my earlier posting. Laurence Diana M. Le Roi wrote: > I got my SAAB at the of August last year. I love the power and great > gas > mileage from the 4 cylinder engine. The thing has so much room it's > unbelievable. And lastly, it's great to look at---it really is a great > piece > of art. But there are several "quirks I am experiencing and they are > becoming annoying. I'm just wondering if anyone else is experiencing > them > too. > 1) The wipers don't go down all the way sometimes--sometimes they get > stuck > half way in the middle of the window. I would think the mechanism on a > > $28,000 would be strong enough to park the wipers correctly. It's > really not > a serious problem ----they work ---it's just annoying > 2) There are several knocking noises all over the car---especially > when > going on bumpy surfaces. Notably the drivers window (after opening and > > closing) rattles like metal is loose. There is a rattle in the dash on > the > passengers side. The driver's seat sometimes sounds like there is a > spring > loose. All these noises and many others come and go---so it's > difficult to > complain to a dealer about ghosts in my car. > 3) The air conditioner compressor sounds like it is having a heart > attack > when I stop at a light or stop sign. > 4) Also the car shimmers and shacks sometimes when I start > 5) Lastly, the car makes a terrible smell when I go in reverse > (usually up a > hill--but not always) > I think both 4 and 5 have something to do with the catalytic converter > -- > 6) The clutch is very stiff and it is really beginning to bother my > left > knee > Again you'd think they would have worked all these little bugs out of > a car > that cost so much money. Don't get more wrong I love the car but I > wish I > didn't have all these little quirks. It would feel good to know if > someone > is having at last one of these problems. > Thanks, > Craig > email me at mdtocdnopsamcom

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