Date: 10 Nov 2001 17:08:11 GMT
From: jmel5nopsamcomnospam (JMEL5)
Subject: Re: Warranty expiration

Don't get me wrong. I don't own a Saab, but I have always been fascinated by them and loved their shapes and interiors. I am actually looking into buying one in the next year, probably a 9-3. One of my big reservations is the reliability reputation, and also my friends' bad experiences with Saabs.....though some have had amazingly positive experiences. Right now I own a 10 year old Mustang, and if you look at the reliability predictions from sources like Consumer Reports on that car, they aren't stellar, but my car in particular has been incredibly reliable. I just do regular maintenance on it and it keeps running for me. That's all I want from a car, well, fun to drive, too! JJ > > > >JMEL5 wrote: >> >> I would say that it is Saab at its glorious best. True, the corporation is >> owned by GM, but let's face it, the reputation that these things have for >> trouble-free mileage is not spectacular by any means, and far preceded GM's >> ownership. I don't know anyone that says they bought a Saab based upon >their >> reputation for reliability. > >You're right with regards to more attention to service than your >average American / Japanese car. Most European cars require more >attention to maintenance (Mercedes diesel excluded) and you're >rewarded with durability. > >Warranty and dealer acceptance of responsibility was always there >(before GM). However, it was also assumed that the owner is aware >of the maintenance requirements for these cars. > >SAAB used to be known for durability and high maintenance requirements.

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