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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:19:00 -0500
From: DaveH <ddhartwicknopsamPAMearthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Ignition Key won't turn - 900NG


On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 22:44:24 -0500, "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> wrote: >Nutmegger wrote: >> >> "Kenneth S." wrote ::: >> > Nutmegger wrote: >> > > >> > > "Marcuse1001wrote ::: >> > > >> > > > I get this image of an >> > > > obnoxious american desecrating a lovely Saab with his Mcdonalds and >> > > Coffee! >> > > >> > > LOL! I can see it now. >> > > >> > > > its not a design flaw! >> > > >> > > No, I always thought the opposite in that it was quite innovative. >> > >> > What puzzles me is the following: if this is a VALUABLE innovation, why >> > haven't other manufacturers followed? >> >> Good question. >> It may have something to do with the added expense of wiring or design. I >> always like that about my 900, it didn't bother me a bit. >> >> >Saab doesn't hold a patent on >> > between-the-seats ignition key positioning, does it? >> >> My thinking (and feel free to tell me I'm wrong) is back in the 80's when >> the 900's rose in popularity so much here in the US - the American auto >> manufacturers were cutting corners so much to keep the rise of profits >> coming in. Saab never did that, they actually designed the car for the >> driver and for safety. Other manufacturers started following in safety >> footsteps after so much involvement with the NTSB and the barrage of >> lawsuits that hit them. So, I am totally guessing here that it is somehow >> too expensive in some way for them to even consider it. >> Remember the Pinto? >> Matter of fact, there has been a class action suit against the Chev truck >> that my ex still drives. > > From previous experience in this news group, I know that there's no >better way to set some people off than to question the positioning of >the ignition key in Saabs. It's like tossing a hand grenade into the >group. Is that right? Well, that is idiotic beyond belief. Tell me the Empire is not in its final stages. Dave

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