Date: 8 Dec 1998 16:00:08 GMT From: morrnopsamu.caS* (Mark Orr) Subject: Re: SAAB =low quality...HA!
I agree that in the past it was difficult for a small manufacturer to match Toyota for quality, but people have different perceptions of quality as well, for some, quality is having NO warrany claims in the first year, for others its durebility that allows them to keep the car for 20 years, with quite a bit of minor work of course. To American initial quality is the holy grail, and in the past Saab has had problems, but so far, my 9-3 has been perfect (8000 km and 4 months) so I'm quite pleased. I think advancements in technology have also allowed smaller manufacturers to match Toyota and Honda in quality. BTW .... the highest quality plant in North America is..... The Ford plant in St. Thomas Ontario...make Crovn Vic's...The Camary plany is number 5!!! Mark In article <74j9if$icu$1nopsam.news.technocom.net>, anorthnopsamhil.co.uk says... > >Look, there's two extra groups up there who couldn't really give a shit >about Swedish junk. (BMW & Mercedes) > >Saab make better aircraft than Volvo, but Volvo makes better tanks. You >either love the Volvo bricks or hate them. Same with the Saabs. It's what is >called personal preference. Personally, I'd be quite happy driving either as >long as it was reliable and a bit of fun. > >And anyway, There was a big hoo-ha a couple of years ago about a (mid '80s) >VW Passat that had done 1 million miles (normal driving, not like the >BMW/Mobil test) with only general servicing - NO engine or gearbox rebuilds >etc. > >So the next person drives a different make of car than you - Get over it and >get a life! > >