Date: 26 Aug 2003 14:53:40 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: should a buy a saab

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:32:03 -0400, Kenneth S. <> wrote: > You oblige me to say this, Mr. Hinz. You have a long history of being > emotionally involved with Saabs, and of personally attacking anyone who > is not sufficiently enthusiastic to suit you. And yet, you consider engineering features to be "design flaws", and vehemently complain about them (are you still going on about the key between the seats, or have you moved on to something new?) > However, these are matters of objective reality, not of personalities. > The objective reality, as indicated by consumer surveys and personal > experience, is that there is a reliability problem with Saabs of this > vintage. Your "personal experience" has shown itself to be especially slanted, Kenneth. I wanted to make sure that someone isn't basing their entire opinion based on one person's rant. > For most people, ownership of a particular brand of automobile > does not generate religious fervor. Most people make their evaluations > on the basis of a range of vehicle characteristics, of which reliability > is a major one. Yes, and I've had no problems of any significance with my Saabs, so our experience apparently varies. I mean, come on. You had an air conditioner problem. Yah, that'll happen, to a Saab, a Mercedes, a Dodge, or any other car. They're expensive to fix, yes. Oh well. There's nothing *unique* about air conditioner problems, nor about Saab's implementation of air conditioning systems which would make it either more likely to fail, or more expensive to fix. I never claimed Saab is perfect, Kenneth, but you continue to not give Saab a fair shake due to your own experiences. For some reason, I don't think that anything at all that they do would make you happy. Dave Hinz

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