Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 22:43:46 -0500 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> Subject: Re: 9-3 2003-2005 Safety Rating - Double Pick
dxyzcnospamam.com wrote: > See http://www.iihs.org/vehicle_ratings/ce/html/0306.htm > > Looks like SAAB did a good job engineering in crash safety. The bad news is GM punished the Saab engineers for modifying the car to earn this rating. GM wanted to save money by using the same parts and chassis across several GM brands. The Saab engineers modified the generic GM chassis for the Saab 9-3 model. GM response: the Saab engineering team was broken up and reassigned to other GM units. The GM spokesperson said no one will care if the car has generic GM parts or parts developed only for Saab. GM is wrong - we do care. I drive a Classic Saab . . .