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Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 20:57:13 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <>
Subject: Re: Ignition Key won't turn - 900NG

"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.

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