Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 07:38:16 -0400
From: "cricket" <>
Subject: Re: is it wise?

He has already learned that lesson by proxy........I have a Chrysler LHS! Thanks for all the great replies. I picked it up yesterday, and it seems to be a very nice car. I was much more in favor of the Audi A-4, but when I saw the Saab financing, I was won over. What a difference a few percentage points make. I was a tiny bit disappointed when I had to pay 1/2 hour labor on the armrest installation, but the did the wheel upgrade at cost (it's funny how much of a difference the wheels make in how the overall car looks) and didn't charge installation on them. They said we should change wheels in the winter when we put snow tires on. Does this sound right? Cricket TimH <> wrote in message news:8cdm1g$dou$ > No, don't buy it! Buy something cheaper and a bit les reliable first. When > he's learned a bit about the inadequacies of other cars then let him help > buy the Saab, and appreciate it. > > So there. > > > "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message > news:38E9E330.6E2935F6nopsamcom... > > Do you want to adopt another child? I think it is absolutely wonderful > that you > > care about your son and have the money to pay for college and a new Saab. > > > > Just one thing to remember about FWD cars and snow - ground clearance! I > > learned the hard way that FWD cars can pull themselves into deep snow get > > stuck. I could not back out and was digging out while a RWD van with the > ground > > clearance drove by without any problems. Eventually I got smart, I > learned to > > use four real snow tires and not drive when the snow was over the bumper > of the > > car. If you must drive in deep snow, I would think about finding an > appropriate > > vehicle. Once the roads are plowed, the Saab is a great car and a safe > car - go > > for it! > > > > cricket wrote: > > > > > Hi- > > > I am thinking of buying my son, a college student, a 2000 9-3 that I > found > > > in our local dealership- a good deal with the 3.9% financing. I am a bit > > > concerned of the things I hear around town regarding the cost of > replacement > > > parts. Does one generally have to purchase many parts while the car is > under > > > new car warranty? > > > We have lots of snow here and I liked the safety aspect of this car. I > would > > > appreciate any comments, advice or general comments you would care to > share. > > > Thank you! > > > >

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