Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:14:15 +0000 (UTC)
From: (Craig Ian Dewick)
Subject: Re: It's official - Saab on a deroute.....

"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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