Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 12:02:10 GMT From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamfitter.com> Subject: Re: My "new" saab
ma_twain wrote: > > Linda wrote: > > > Hi All > > I had 90 9000 a few years back and had to trade it in for an Explorer > > for my job. Now 6 years later I am back in the group I am the proud > > owner of a beautiful black 2000 9-5 Aero, 5 speed. I picked it up 2 > > weeks ago and have been so worried about it getting scratched ect that > > I've actually made excuses not to take it shopping. Sunday night I gave > > in as long as we parked down away from everyone else. After an hour we > > came out to find someone ahd let a cart go barreling down the lot and > > smack dab into the side of my car leaving me with 2 small dents. I > > havent even made the first payment yet. :( I am thinking I should > > have gotten the Jeep. I don't know how the folks with the brand new > > cars can take it. People are just plain rotten. Linda > > > > This happens - some people have even gone out their way to pull their > keys out and scratch the paint. Partly because of this and partly > because Saabs do not retain a high resale value, I buy previously owned > Saabs at least 10 years old. Besides, its the only way to buy a Classic > 900 now :-) > > P.S. I learned the hard way as well about shopping carts rolling > downhill. The solution is to park on the high side of the parking lot. > However, I have seen the plastic carts blown uphill in a high wind. I always park in a far corner of car parks, preferably the last space in a row to reduce the chance of scratching by 50%. I once drove to the roof floor and parked my car in the last marked space. When I returned, a small car had squeezed into the remaining gap between the last marked space and the wall of the lift house. Never again!