Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 19:59:58 +0200
From: "Peter van Amsterdam" <pvanopsamnl>
Subject: Re: 2000 9-3 disappointment

Hi, I have a Saab 9-3 for about 1.5 year now and have had the same problems and even worse. -both seats came loose ok after several repair efforts -noisy wiper system stil not ok after several repair efforts -broken doorhandle -loose headlight wiper -glove compartment lightswitch broken -handbreak brushes fell of I have forgotten the rest of my Saab trouble but it certainly doesn't look a quality car to me. I live in Holland and drive a RHD car because of my handicap. A man from the garage told me they never had the problems I had in a continental version. He mentioned that the factory perhaps isn't giving the same quality in RHD vehicles as they do in LHD. I'm not sure if my next car will be a Saab. Peter "Andrew" <> wrote in message news:8p0mu3$g3o$ > Hi, I recently took delivery of my new company car, a three-door 9-3t auto > with aero bodykit, here in the UK, but it arrived with an over-cooling > problem (the gauge would reach operating temp and then fall back to cold > again - the dealer took it back and replaced a sensor) and now a couple of > weeks and 1,400 miles down the line the driver's seat is falling to bits > the cloth trim cover and foam cushion has completely come away at the > front edge and therefore tries to follow you out of the car (!)), and the > nasty soft, long travel brake pedal is frightening me - sometimes the pedal > slowly sinks below my foot while stationary, waiting at a junction, or > travels alarmingly close to the carpet when pulling up hard into a > roundabout from 90 -100 mph. Plus, if you want to get really picky, the > dashboard continually creaks, and "twitters" away over bumps in a quite > unacceptable fashion - my dad who drives a really ancient and totally > abused, but still solid and reliable (Honda-based) Rover 400 was very > unimpressed after a run in my new car. Having stepped out of a faithful > rock solid, if sluggish and unrefined, Audi A4, and having driven many a > mile in an equally excellent and solid Volkswagen Polo before that, this > SAAB just doesn't feel like a "quality" car to me. Any thoughts, anybody? > >

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