Date: 10 May 2002 08:18:21 -0700
From: crodenopsamdnet.att.net (Craig)
Subject: viggen vs. bmw 330


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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