Date: 6 Apr 2005 17:24:30 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?

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. 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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