Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 12:22:46 -0400 From: "Tex" <texnospamm101.org> Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?
"Dave Hinz" <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message news:3bi8gsF6fd811U1nospamvidual.net... > On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 07:36:29 -0400, Tex <texnospamm101.org> wrote: > Are you personally actually familiar with older Saab cars, Tex? Yes, my dad drove them. Unfortunately my dad's last one, a gorgeous 89 900s was totalled by a drunk as it sat parked on the street overnight. :-( After that he got a Ford truck from his company (utilitarian but not fun). An ex-gf and I shared a black 92 900 convertible for about 3 years. Now that was a fun car in the summer! >> According to the JD Powers ratings, > > Says it all right there. What's next, "Consumer Reports"? OK...so what's wrong with JD Powers? They actually have a fairly good view on product quality. Unlike consumer reports they do no actual testing, they rely strictly on large samples of direct customer feedback. Afterall, aren't customers the ultimate product testers? So when you question JDP, you are really questioning Saab owners themselves. Coming from a statistical/analytical background I don't see much objective value in anecdotal remarks like "i've owned 10 Saabs and they've all run like a dream". For every guy that says that, you can find another who will tell you the complete opposite. As always, the truth is usually somewhere in the middle. That's why I would tend to trust summary statistical data (as in JDP's approach) over anecdotal comments. - tex