Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 10:53:38 -0700
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Saab tires- class action???

Goran Larsson wrote: > > In article <tvCE8.4145$>, > JC <> wrote: > > [ Top posted in Jeopardy style, so whatever he commented on was lost ] > > > Go do a search on the 9-3 bulletin board at and see how many > > people have had issues with the stock Viggen rims. > > Wasn't this lawsuit for cars sold *before* the Viggen? Anyhow, any person > buying a Viggen (a car bought for its looks only) expecting a 4x4 is > seriously out of touch with reality. > > > VERY EASILY bent rims, much easier than aftermarket wheels. > > But the aftermarket wheels didn't look as sharp as the Viggen ones, did they? > > > The folks > > complaining on this thread about the lawsuit costing them money might want > > to do some research before pointing fingers at those who've not necessarily > > driven carelessly but go for a balance and find out that one (or more) of > > their wheels are out of shape. > > Even if they didn't intentionally drive their cars into the potholes > it is still childish to go for a lawyer feeding "class act" case. > > > Also, road hazards in the US are the driver's problem, not "the entity > > responsible for the road's" problem. > > Then road hazards must be an even less responsibility for Saab. > > > While you can lobby and write > > politicians to fix obnoxiously bad roads, you still as a driver must be > > conscious of the quality of the pavement you are on and deal with it. > > Obviously some people feels that Saab should deal with it instead of > themselves. > > > I won't defend the lawsuit because I got my copy and when I read the > > specific verbage I thought it was a bit harsh in its wording, and was > > surprised SAAB would settle this, but as many have pointed out, the lawyers > > could cost them A LOT more money to not settle. > > This seems to be typical of the US legal system. Make it so expensive > for the other side that they have to plead guilty even if they are not. > > -- > G–ran Larsson Besides, lower profile tyres require higher tyre pressures. You know that, I know that, but many people don't know that. From discussions I had in, even some manufacturers manuals are misleading or have obvious typing errors in for the tyre pressures. Information from the company offices weren't much better as they just quoted the manuals. Adding to that is the temptation to lower the pressures to avoid the inevitable harsh ride (if the car is not born with the lower profiles). Common sense does not prevail. Johannes

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