Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 17:26:50 GMT
From: "john" <>
Subject: Re: Most UNreliable luxury cars

"Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > in article, Tex at > wrote > on 11/08/2005 00:20: >> Maybe...but does it have to eb that way? There are some slick Japanese >> cars >> which also are very reliable and of good overall quality. > > I'm a little hard pushed to think of one, though ... Toyota's never seem to break, I had a carina auto with 300000 miles - dull as dishwater (it just wouln't die) but very well built cars. The Mr2 and celica are pretty fun to drive though... > >> It's particularly unfortunate for the 9-3 in regards >> to this quality ranking however. It's a brilliant car but is assuredly >> marred by lots of little quality & reliability issues. Little things >> throughout the car are very much version 1.0. Worse yet, I don't see >> Saab >> addressing any of these issues with any concerted effort. It's going >> into >> it's 4th model year and from what I have seen most of the fundamental >> quality/reliability issues have not been dealt with adequately. There >> indeed seems to be a basic lack of direction/vision at Saab, which is >> probably now worse given Peter Augusstons departure last February. > > Absolutely! It feels like 10 years ago ... Again :( > The basic SAAB is a *much* better car this time around, though. > I think the problem is people who shell out for saabs expect more - I have to say the interior plastics on the latest saabs aren't that brilliant.....

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