Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 05:15:19 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: SAAB Quality Since GM?

James Sweet wrote: > > > > I bought the car used. It was sold after the head was repaired when the > > timing belt broke. So, I got the first timing belt and a new head > > "free". I considered this when I bought the car. I do not think the car > > will last much longer than another 30,00 miles anyway - with a beginning > > drive behind the wheel :-( > > Might be good to give the beginning driver lots of supervised practice, I > managed to put one small scuff in the bumper of my first vehicle but I know > lots of people who didn't. I also knew a few people who got a nice first car > and promptly totalled it though. It might help if the prospective driver had to pay for the vehicle ! I had no fairy godmother and my first car was paid for by me. I also had to service and maintain it ( no way I could afford to use a mechanic - never mind dealer prices ). That included an engine rebuild after not so long too. I'm frankly disturbed that Ma is apparently happily prepared to see the vehicle trashed by her daughter on account of being a newbie to driving. Does no-one give worthwhile driving lessons any more ? Graham

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