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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 02:48:55 GMT
From: Saab Guy <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Dexter, I know, for years my friends and neighbors thought I was simply ridiculous spending all sorts of money in maintaining my Saab. They were all about "buy a new one and rid yourself of the hassle and costs, etc.." I was telling them, they were crazy and being taken by the company's marketing..Then again it's good to do both because without new car sales, then the company won't be in business if everyone out there hung onto their Saab 99. If that was the case, then Saab would basically be a parts-only business and the model 99 for instance, would be the last car they ever made, now that would be bad. Saab Guy On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 01:35:05 GMT "Dexter J" <> wrote: > Salutations: > > On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:07:07 -0400, Four Weis nospamnet <FourWeisnospamnet> > wrote: > > > > Hopefully this will not be linesize 400. > > Just my opinion, from owning Volvos since 1982 and driving my father's > > P1800s starting in 1970. The newer Volvos suffer from similar problems. > > They are designed to make a profit first. The older Volvos earned the > > reputation for safety. The newer ones meet the 5 star crash rating only > > if you have all of the optional airbags. The newer ones also cost much > > more to maintain. Two examples: the power window switches have become > > one unit so if one switch fails you replace the whole unit, if you catch > > a rock in the headlight of an S80, if will cost at least $600 to replace > > because you need to take the bumper off. In the older 240 series you > > could replace just the switch for the power windows or clean it for > > free. I can replace the headlight in my 245 for $10 in 5 minutes - > > moving slowly. Replace two headlights on an S80 and you could replace > > the turbocharger in a 240 for the same price. > > Crap and a half - I was hoping for better from Volvo. > > Well - I guess my position that it is really cheaper in the long haul to > simply keep fixing up an older model isn't so zany after all. > > -- > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Johnny Favourite - Country Club > > > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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