Date: 1 Apr 2004 14:06:22 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Rant - parts prices

On Thu, 01 Apr 2004 14:39:59 +0100, Grunff <> wrote: > e30 shape BMWs are more or less as common as C900s. > > I think what's more significant is that BMW are quite intelligent about > their use of components. (snip) > This is true of many parts on BMWs - if they can apply this > approach to a particular part, they do. OK, but I don' think that's it, as Saab has always been very good about this as well (witness the suspension parts and some interior pieces which have had decades-long runs). If anything, the Saab pieces should be cheaper if that's the reason, because if it's not the tried and true Saab design, it should in theory be a shared with GM design, right? I don't know. Maybe BMW parts are needed more often on the used market, so they're easier to predict purchasing patterns & stock them? If you crash less, you'll need less fixem parts?

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