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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 00:55:59 GMT
From: WhyDoYouAsk <vwincentnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: First...and likely last Saab

WORSS wrote: >After 70,000 miles, I feel my 1999 Saab 9-5 wagon is falling apart. Up >until now, we have had very few problems other than an unusually high tire >failure rate and constant replacement of the headlight bulbs. > >Now I am dealing with the following..... >1) Failure of the rear locking mechanism. I was told that the solenoid >needed to be replaced by my Saab dealer ($180 or the part I believe) but it >has now worked since they "lubricated" it. >2) Oil leak in the turbo. I was told that the seals need to be replaced in >the turbo. No cost estimate given but I was told to live with it for as >long as I can. >3) The car has a tendancy to surge when backing up while cold. I am told >that this "may be" the throttle body. No cost estimate given but I was told >that "this would not be good". >4) The car started to groan today. I am not sure what is wrong with it, >but it has a constant groan that gets worse when I turn the steering wheel >(even while parked). My guess is that the power steering pump is going bad? > >In addition, I need new brake pads and rotors. I know that these are >"consumables" and I can't complain about getting 70K miles out of them, but >if you add up all the money I will need to spend to fix this car it is >absurd. I currently have a Honda Accord (140K miles), Volvo (190K miles), >and an Acura (33K miles) and and not put this kind of money into all three >cars combined! > >Needless to say, I am not impressed with my first Saab. > >Bill > > > > > OK, and what are we suppose to do? Any car can have a problem! When did all of your problems start.

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