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Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 23:39:43 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 12:49:34 -0400, Tex <> wrote: > > >>Neither the statistics, nor the known issues, nor the anecdotal comments >>I've seen in this group bear this out. I've seen estimates here in this >>group that the cost of upkeep on an older Saab (say a '93 900) runs beween >>$900-$2000 USD/annum. >> > > First you discount anecdotal evidence, then you parrot it when it suits > you. > > >> Are you saying the expected cost to upkeep such a car >>is significantly lower? >> > > My '86 900, in the 6 months I've owned it, is up to $300.00. And most > of that was a brake master cylinder that failed due to previous owner neglect. > > >> Even if you do the work yourself there is such >>thing as opportunity that, you could be doing soemthing else more >>enjoyable, like going for a ride in the car. >> > > Many of us enjoy doing the work ourselves. So the "cost" of which you > speak does not exist. Cheap therapy, as Fred said. > > >>Original designs only allow for a car to hit so many pot holes, to suffer >>through so many freezing cold winters, to go on only so many slow drives on >>hot summer days, or sit in stop/go traffic for so many hours. These are >>harsh real world environments that take their toll on anything mechanical. >> > > And yet, a properly designed suspension can deal with that better than one > that's treated as a commodity platform multi-purpose beancounter-dictated > solution. Tex may have it right "Original designs only allow for a car to hit so many pot holes" when he describes GM designed Saabs. I wonder if Tex knows his Saabs. Question for Tex - what can't you adjust on a GM900, which might be necessary after hitting a pothole. a. Caster b. Camber c. Toe in/out Yes, Tex, you do need to know what is in your car. Then you would know the difference between the "original design" of the Classic 900s and the "bean counter design" of the GM Saabs and why we prefer the Classic. Its the little details that matter, such as what is in the car. > > What's your goal here, Tex? What do you see this group as, and what do > you hope to get out of participating here? All I see so far is hostility > and noise. > > > >

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