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Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 14:41:04 GMT
From: jlp <>
Subject: Re: Saab's reliable or not??????

Note that GM owns 100% Saab as Ford owns 100% VOLVO so in future we can expect more GM parts in Saab and Ford parts in Volvos... I rather have GM parts in my future Saab ... except for those GM alternators that serpentine belt seems kill their bearings. Anyway Saab has some plans to use German OPEL platform for future GM - Saabs. Not sure that would add to Saab reliability in future. Note that 86 Saab 9000 and Alfa 164 share plaform but use quite different engines etc. Think I will stick with Classic 900 79 --> 93 before GM got their hands into pot. :-) my 2 cents worth, John Pituch 86 900 -- 12 yrs owner, about 170K miles, non- turbo , still orig trany ( thanks REDLINE oil CO) and same engine top & bothom. "James A. Barbour" wrote: > Assembled in the US? Nooooooooo. Not yet, anyway, although they are > talking about building the awful new badge-engineered Saab/Caddy soft-roader > at a Pontiac plant somewhere. But for now they're all still built in Sweden > except the convertibles, which are put together in Finland I think. > > Cheers > > James > > in article NgND6.11356$, Xorg at > wrote on 20/4/01 4:36 am: > > > We have a 99 9-3 with 30K miles on it, and it is by far the most troublefree > > car we've ever owned. > > > > The only flaw or problem we've ever had was a broken heat switch - replaced > > free under warranty. > > > > This being said, I have noted some difference between various 99 models. > > Our car was clearly a later run and was assembled overseas. It has a cup > > holder in the dash, which some earlier 9-3's from that year don't, and we > > don't have the GM sticker on the handhold inside the window. > > > > Of note, those cars seem to have been assembled in the USA, and the people > > I've met who complain about their Saabs all have this particular model of > > 9-3. > > > > Xorg

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