Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 21:30:54 -0400
From: "Diana M. Le Roi" <>
Subject: 97 Saab 900 S "Quirks"

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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