Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 19:57:22 -0500
From: "Kenneth S." <>
Subject: Re: Thinking of buying a 1999 SAAB 95

I think you should seek professional help with your hostility problem, Dave. And I offer that suggestion only in your own interests. There must be people who specialize in Usenet rage. wrote: > > Someone who looks an awful lot like Kenneth S. <> wrote: > > wrote: > >> > >> You need a different independant mechanic, then. Or, maybe your continual > >> rants about design flaws in a car you for some reason choose to keep > >> got on his nerves, and he didn't feel like making it easier on you. > > > Kind of an over-reaction on your part, isn't it? > > What, so you're different in person? You only save your outbursts > for us? For some reason, I can't imagine them saying "Oh goodie, here > comes Kenneth again to talk about why Saab designed something else wrong". > > > I find this kind of emotionalism very odd, when we're talking about a > > car. I had a perfectly pleasant exchange with the mechanic (although it > > might have been a different story if he had demonstrated the kind of > > hostility seen above). > > You were given an extremely high estimate for a part, and I explained how > ,no, this isn't just another Saab Conspiracy To Annoy Kenneth and that the > dealer quoted you a very high price. I then went on to suggest a likely > cause for him not wanting to be accommodating. > > > However, it's unlikely > > that I will replace it with another one when I do come to trade it in. > > Alert the board of directors! > > > By contrast, I will certainly replace the Miata with another one when > > the time comes. > > Too bad they didn't put the rotary engine in those, it could have been > an interesting car. > > > But at least you validated the remark that I made originally about the > > reaction of some in this news group to any criticisms of Saabs. > > What, that the dealer is either no good, or doesn't want to go out of > his way to help you, for reasons that you're oh, so good at demonstrating? > > Don't blame Saab for your repair shop's failure to offer decent prices > and/or understand the options for equivalents. You chose to present that > as yet another way Saab is out to get you, when in reality you just > chose the wrong mechanic, or one who doesn't want to be very helpful to you.

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