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Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 16:27:55 +0000 (UTC)
From: amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Opinions on new 9-5s (in the UK)?


In article <memo.20030526132848.4068Bnopsamlings.compulink.co.uk> rcollingsnopsamnk.cix.co.uk "Richard Collings" writes: > In article <1053738794snznopsamrak.demon.co.uk>, amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk > (Andrew Stephenson) wrote: > > > In article <3ecea0f7$0$31516$5a62ac22nopsamnews.iinet.net.au> > > norsoftnopsamt.net.au "Paul" writes: > > > > > The only thing that has failed in the last 12 months has been > > > the SID (saab info display) which had disappearing pixels. This > > > was replaced under the extended warranty with no charge (other > > > than buying the extra 2-year warranty 12 months ago). > > > > ISTR a lot of people reporting problems with that display. One > > of my hopes, in buying so far into the 9-5 model's life, is that > > major bugs will have been zapped (not simply scared into hiding). > > Has that one gone away, do you know? > > My 99 9-5 Aero Estate is just starting to show the same problem > - just out of warranty - but have taken out the extended > warranty so hopefully will get that fixed FOC Hmmm... Drat. But thanks for the data point. What is it about that display which Saab can't get right?? Okay, they may contain a gazillion LEDs, every last one waiting to go *phtt*, but making arrays of LEDs is no longer rocket science, as the manufacturers of LED traffic lights have proved -- and, now I think about it, those things suffer much of the environmental pressure the Saab display does, maybe more if you allow for direct sun, rain, wind, frost, occasional crashes &c. (Different size of LED, I grant.) > > [re:list of defects] > > The only problem I have had is the ashtray one and problems > with the tyres - which I put down to the appalling roads in the > part of London that I live in. I now watch very carefully for > potholes. Potholes an be a wrecker of most cars. Forget about mere wheels; IIRC, NYC taxicabs break axles on those things now and then. > But generally I have been very pleased with the reliability. Good. -- Andrew Stephenson

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