Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:19:52 -0400
From: "bhoenig<no-spam>" <"bhoenig<no-spam>"nospamast.net>
Subject: Re: Looking for "Real-World" Info on 9-3 and/or 9-5


Shane Almeida wrote: > On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 20:52:40 -0400, BRH wrote: > >>Saab caught my interest when I realized that they are part of the >>current GM "employee discount" promotion. On top of that, I have approx >>$1500 in points on my GM credit card, which (I think) could be applied >>to the purchase on top of the "employee discount". All of this makes >>Saab probably the most affordable line for me. > > > Check again. Last I looked, the GM credit card points didn't count > toward Saabs. > > >>Are these complaints by Consumer Reports valid? Is road/wind noise >>excessive? Has the track record on these cars been poor with regard to >>reliability? How was your experience with the included routine >>maintenance, and with warranty work? > > > I have a 2004 9-3 and I wouldn't call the road/wind noise excessive. > Test drive one and see for yourself though. I haven't have any problems > with my car so far, but it's less than 1.5 years old. Whoops! I just checked it looks you are correct that the GM Card points don't count toward Saabs. Bummer.

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