Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 14:19:33 GMT From: WV <wvincentnopsamet> Subject: Re: Saab's reliable or not??????
Xorg wrote: > Well, I can buy the fact they they may not be built here (yet), but the > parts used are most definitely different. > > Again, my Sabb 9-3 is all European parts, the Saabs that my friends have had > complaints about do most certianly have GM badged parts in them (i.e. the > handhold for one, the missing cup holder for another...) > > Xorg > > "James A. Barbour" <jamesnopsams.co.uk> wrote in message > news:B70644BE.8D16%jamesnopsams.co.uk... > > 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$Ce4.1048772nopsam1.rdc1.ct.home.com, Xorg at > > xorgnopsamam.visto.com 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 > > How do can you tell who made a missing part? With all the parts that go into assembling a car some times things go wrong no matter where they are built. Also, all manufacturers get parts from all over the world. Some pay more attention to design-for-assembly which helps, but there is no guarantee. That is why there is warranty. I will get down from the soapbox now