Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 04:49:14 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Looking for "Real-World" Info on 9-3 and/or 9-5

Bob wrote: > On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:19:52 -0400, "bhoenig<no-spam>" > <"bhoenig<no-spam>"> wrote: > > >Whoops! I just checked it looks you are correct that the GM Card points > >don't count toward Saabs. Bummer. > > If that hasn't discouraged you completely, check things out at a > dealer. Saabs are very quiet and comfortable. Saabs also exhibit a > certain European feel you won't find in most GM labels and relabels. > > Like all makes these days - and I include them all - there are a > couple of things in every model that go south too soon. Saab > reliability is very good and they are backed by a bumper to bumper > 4yr/50K warranty. In my experience the dealer was willing to replace > most anything except wiper blades & tires. Not sure if brakes were > covered, but I know batteries and mufflers were. > > I don't put too much stock in C/R. Their testing methodology is > flawed. Their conclusions are subjective. I wouldn't put too much > stock in anything they say, good or bad. I assume that C/R is like 'Which' magazine in the UK. I've likewise had cause to find fault with their testing methodology. It seems to focus on the trivial IMHO. I'd be surprised at a Saab being subject to wind noise. My 9000s are the quietest cars I've ever driven. Certain ppl have posted here that 9-3 and 9-5 models are more prone to squeaks and rattles than earlier models though. Graham

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