Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 00:30:14 GMT
From: "James Eckles" <>
Subject: Re: Advice on broken tonneau motor

I'd go to and post this query on the Washington, DC SAAB Club (WASSAB) and/or the 9-3 bulletin boards. I'm sure someone will be able to help you. JKE "John Murphy" <> wrote in message > Hi all. I recently bought a 97 900s convertible with 30,000 miles on > it. I absolutely love the car. However, after owning it for exactly > 100 days, the top stopped in mid-raise. I took it to the dealership I > bought it from, who advised me that I need to replace the tonneau > motor, at a cost of ~$1500. They advised me to call Saab, since this > is the first Saab I've owned, and they might want to create a loyal > customer by picking up the cost of the part(~$1200). The person with > whom I spoke at Saab told me that since they did not make any money > off me, they would not pay for any of the repair. This really > surprised and disappointed me, but I understand that they are not > legally responsible. > > The people at the dealership were nicer, but are also unwilling to pay > for any of this repair. > > Does anyone know of a mechanic in the DC area who might have a > used/rebuilt tonneau motor? Is there any way to fix this without > dropping $1500? Thanks in advance for your help. John Murphy >

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