Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:09:32 -0500
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Saabs are EVIL, the devil created them ! ! ! !

Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:10:12 -0500, ma_twain <> wrote: > >> Mike P wrote: >> >>> "Hans-Marc Olsen" <> wrote in message >>> >>> >>>> Saabs are EVIL, they are the work of the devil, made to >>>> collect your souls and to turn you into brainless slaves of hell. >>> >>> >>> So, just bought a C900 with a load of problems have you? >>> >>> Mike >> >> >> Actually he got a NG900 - a boat load of electrical problems, right? > > > Jeeze I hate to sound like a turn coat, having made fun of the NG900 > myself - but I have to give credit where credit is due having now owned > one. > > I went back to a 93 9000 aero because I *always* wanted one, but I am > forced to admit that the NG900 (at least the one I owned) was basically > sound. The work I put into her was related to wear mileage ( and > uprating. > > It's not a 9000 aero turbo - but our plain jane NG900-S 5 speed model > has been a pretty reliable ride in tough local conditions around here > all things considered. No head turner for sure, but still - a > respectable ride. > > I checked the shoe box for my C900 a while back - the maintenance items > on the list are about the same at 245.Km interestingly - shock up grade, > check - alternator rebuilt, check and half - paint and chip guard, check > times two. The only major new things were a control arm, an oil sender > and an ABS sensor. The C900-S having proper ball joints, an idiot lite > and front mounted e-brakes instead of ABS.. :/ .. > > Basically - it isn't as hard a machine as the C900 panel and engine wise > - no you can't get one to handle as sharply no matter how much cash you > throw at it, slightly more factory engine than the old C900-S though. > That said - most folks aren't really doing the night stage at the > Swedish Rally in them as much as running for grocery's with the kids in > foul weather. > > In that regard I am forced to give *the devil* his due here - our NG > unit wasn't bad at all. > > Let the flame-a-palooza begin .. :) .. > > -- > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Joe Cocker - Bird on a Wire > > > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time My experience with the NG 900 was all under warranty - Thank God! Ignition switch failed with the car dying at random times, even while doing highway speeds at night. All the lights went out when this happened - really dangerous at night! Power seats failed twice - does a relay really fail in one day? If it is GM - YES! Half the lights in the dash and transmission had to be replaced. The power locks, battery cable and battery had to be replaced. All of this is the first 90 days. This has been my experience with GM Saabs.

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