Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 12:11:30 -0400 From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Any Saab employees here?
Tex wrote: > "ma_twain" <ma_twainnospamo.com> wrote in message > news:4253614F.9070000nospamo.com... > > >>Tex - I notice you did not use the words "reliable" and "durable" to >>describe the "two true Saab vehicles".I did not hesitate to buy a 12 year >>old Classic 900 turbo. I have not bought a 9-3 because of the reliability >>and repair cost issues. > > > Who are you kidding? I don't care who made your car. A car older than 10 > years and with 100k+ miles on the odometer, will invariably have more repair > issues than any new car. Au contrair, mon amie Tex. All of my cars are older and are highly reliable. I perform an archaic ritual to keep them running with very few breakdowns. It's called "Preventive Maintenance", a relic of a concept from days gone by. Compare that to many folks I know who are in and out of their high-buck service department at the stealership with infantile failures and other regular repairs. Age and mileage does not equate to poor reliability. The original design has a lot more to do with reliability. -Fred W