Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 20:52:14 -0600
From: Captain Freedom <>
Subject: Re: Disabling the Odometer?

Besides the Federal law about tampering with an odometer. I would like to say more about this but I think I will hold my tongue. John Dexter J wrote: > On 16 Nov 2003 16:55:54 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: > >> On 16 Nov 2003 06:50:39 -0800, Security Guy >> <> wrote: >> >>> Just bought a 2003 Saab 9-3 Arc. I want to disable my odometer. Any >>> thoughts? >> >> >> Yeah, but most of them are along the lines of why you'd have a legitimate >> reason to do so, coupled with a corresponding reluctance to help. >> > > More to the point - you will void your warrantee and your purchase > agreement by doing so because while it is possible to 'stop the clock' > on the display - I believe the newer models record the information in a > ROM chip anyway - specifically for this sort of thing. Where I live it's > actually a chargeable offence to mess with it.. > > Come on man - treat every kilometer as a point of pride.. I made > 310,000km and would still be driving today had I not wrecked her last > night. Tore the front off and *still* drove it home. > > Also - messing with the odometer won't increase the value of the machine > at the end of the day as anyone who will subsequently purchase it from > you will do so on fit and finish given that the machine is *known* for > extreme mileage. What separates the winners from the losers is how well > it's maintenance records read and how well it *appears* to have been > treated. >

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