Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 04:35:35 GMT
From: "Chris O'Malley" <>
Subject: Re: It's official - Saab on a deroute.....

I was thinking about upgrading my 1992 classic 900 last year, so I test drove a bunch of 95-98 gm900's. I could not beleive the difference. I thought it was a horrendous ride, cramped inside, and without being able to put my finger on it, it just felt cheap overall. I was shocked, as family members have a 200 9-5, and a 1994 9000cse, which are both fantastic cars in every regard. Apparently the GM900s weren't very safe either, one of the main reasons to buy a saab in the first place. Px, Chris "Craig Ian Dewick" <> wrote in message news:bnohvn$e5s$ > "Henrik B." <> writes: > > >It's hereby official - Saab is selling out. > > >As if they haven't had enough probs with Opels dieselengines, now they're > >introducing (in Europe), a Saab 9-3SS 1.8i, with the 122 Bhp Opel engine. > >What the hell are they thinking about? If it's to win costumers in the > >low-end segment, they're in for a surprise. People who'll buy this car, will > >find out it's underpowered and has all the bads, that Opels engines suffers > >from. > > Which is why Ford/GM/Mazda/etc. like to use Opel engines in low-end cars as > it makes them cheap to produce but expensive to fix since the engines are > European and here in Australia that makes parts and service several orders > of magnitude higher than for Japanese imported engines, or even the > locally-made Australian engines (which GM are buying!). > > Craig. > > PS. I'm getting another C900 tomorrow. slightly later build than my current > one. Has engine problems so will evalualate it and see if it's worth > repairing in it's own right. Otherwise it'll become a donor car. It has a > manual transmission which is different to my current 900 (3-spd auto). > > -- > Craig Ian Dewick ( http://nospam/~craig > APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). > Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world > Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.

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