Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 00:03:46 +0000 (UTC)
From: (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Cost of 9-5 servicing in UK for first 3 years?

In article <> "<anopsamgt; " writes: > > > > Seeing as I feel no craving for that many extras, can anyone say > > > > what the servicing would normally cost, taking into account that > > > > a dealer-bought car in the UK has a 3-year warranty? Ta. > > For illustration, the 42K service on mine was about 270 for > the standard service items including cleaning out the crankcase > breather (plus another 70 to fix something that was broken). > > I'd have thought you'd be unlucky to spend 1K on servicing in > the first 3 years, especially with the warranty. On the basis of your figures, I'd have to agree. So maybe the best way to exploit Saab UK's 9-5 offer is to go silly, buying extras. Except, I regard any extra as "one more *** thing to go wrong" (OM*TTGW). I wonder if Saab took that into account. 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 of a waste in any car run by me), the only extras that definitely interest are in the heatedseats/foglights category. Last time I checked, those don't add up to GBP1000. More and more this deal resembles one of those canny "deals" which looks juicy at first glance but in practice is tricky to benefit from fully. Oh hum. Thanks for the advice, all. -- Andrew Stephenson

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