Date: 25 Aug 2003 14:51:03 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: should a buy a saab

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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