Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 20:26:33 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: SAAB Quality Since GM?

Steve Wade wrote: > To open a can of worms. > > I've always been a big fan of Saabs, possibly due to my perception that they > were substantially engineered and innovative. > > I especially like the 9000 series. Uhuh. Very nice car. > What I want to know, is whether that reputation for rock-solid build quality > has been maintained since GM took over? No. See the comments regarding such simple things as squeaks and rattles. I have 2 squeak and rattle free 9000s that are both over 10 yrs old. Not bad eh ? > For instance, the 9000 had a chain-driven cam-shafts, which I always > considered rather a better solution than belts, as failure usually means a > lot of work. To put it mildly ! > What do you guys think? I reckon 'real' Saabs were better engineered and built. GM appears not to understand what Saab is about I'll venture. Graham

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