Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 00:58:40 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Cost of 9-5 servicing in UK for first 3 years?

Andrew Stephenson wrote: > > In article <> > "David Taylor" writes: > > > > Not being a natural boy-racer, and not being convinced about the > > > virtues of (eg) fancy wheels (pretty but OM*TTGW), luxury leather > > > upholstery (comfy but OM*TTGW) and up-rated ICE (flashy but a bit > > > > Leather and wheels go wrong? :) > > Oh, you don't know the half of it... <g> The fancier the wheels, > the more cleaning and care needed, and probably the greater cost > of replacement if (ie, when) they get pranged. Leather should be > cleaned/fed/watered/taken_for_walks/whatevered. I favour the old > engineering principle of "kiss" -- keep it simple, er, Saab. > -- > Andrew Stephenson Yeah, but you can't escape fancier wheels, you see them everywhere. A car without them looks odd these days. Saab three spokes are easy enough to clean. I think the Germans coined this engineering principle: "Why make it simple when it can be made complicated".

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