Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:32:03 -0400
From: "Kenneth S." <>
Subject: Re: should a buy a saab

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. 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. 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. Dave Hinz wrote: > > On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:02:12 GMT, Linus <> wrote: > > On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 21:13:43 -0400, "Kenneth S." <> > > wrote: > > > >> Perhaps current model Saabs are more reliable. It seems from the U.S. > >>publication Consumer Reports that they are. But the question here was > >>about mid-90s Saabs. On the basis of my experience, > > > > Thanks for the info Kenneth. It seems that there are a lot of > > disgruntled Saab owners and I am scratching this vintage of Saab off > > my list. > > There are also a lot of very satisfied Saab owners here. Kenneth has > a long history here of complaining about every possible problem or > perceived problem with his dealer's incompetance, blaming it on the > manufacturer, and projecting his experience as though it applies to > all of us. > > > May still look at some of the more classic 900 styles with a > > Turbo 4. After a lot of research, I'm still quite apprehensive > > though. > > Avoid the 6, buy a 4, and all will be fine. To give you an idea of > what non-kenneth people get from Saabs, check out a high-mileage list > (not complete). Please don't let one dissatisfied, very vocal > participant here, poison your attitude towards the whole line. > > > Here's that high-mileage Saabs URL - note that not a lot of late-90's > cars are in there, but then again, they're still kinda new to get that > many miles. Hard to say what it'll look like in 5 years, but I plan > to get at least 300K miles out of my 9-5. > > Dave Hinz

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