Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 17:42:24 -0400
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: viggen vs. bmw 330

You have an NG900. Everything you list are 'known problems' by the NG900 BB on saabnet. I had one for less than 12 mo and sold it before it did anything ugly to me. The warranty expired but before it did, it needed a snorkel tube (8 hrs dealer labor), 2 ACC computers, rust was just a matter of time (bad drainage on the hatch). Trade it in. You were obviously not happy with it. The 9^3 is significantly better. The 9^5 has much better reviews than even the 9^3. Maybe look at a used 9^5. Parents have a 9^5 wagon and like it a lot. KeithG "Craig" <> wrote in message > I'm on my sixth year in a '96 900 SET, which I bought new. Compared > to my 88 900T, it's a POS. Since I've owned this car, the computer > went out, the ignition switch failed, the battery died twice, the > cabin blower motor control melted, the DIC failed, the "check engine" > light goes off and on like a neon sign at a cheap diner, rust has > appeared under the trunk lid, and the shifter bushing failed leaving > me with no reverse in yellowstone park. In additon, compared to the > 88, the sheet metal is tinfoil. It flexes when I wash it, fro crying > out loud. With 85K miles on it, the "Time For Service" light just > went on, which I'm interpreting as "time to trade this in". > > I took a BMW 330i out for a spin the other day, and I was prepared to > be blown away. BUT...and perhaps this is because the bimmer had an > automatic transmission, I wasn't all that impressed. Rode nice, > steered nice, cornered nice, but just didn't put in in the back of my > seat like the 900. SO.....I'm thinking, against all common sense and > learned lessons, perhaps the viggen. Am I nuts? Have I just a badly > built anomaly on my hands, or should I be prepared to suffer through > more quality problems with another Saab for the sake of acceleration? > > Comments?

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