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Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 07:25:14 +0100
From: NeedforSwede2 <>
Subject: Re: Looking for a good SAAB Convertible

In article <431eccf1$0$21334$>, says... >NeedforSwede2 wrote: > >> Wow, that looks pretty. Makes my recent one look like a pile of poop. >> And it is bloody close to me. > > >How's it going with the new arrival Carl? > > > It's a nice drive. Was beginning to think I had made a mistake. It felt like I was driving a bucket of bolts compared to the Celica (which still hasn't sold yet), and really sloppy. But since I've been driving it a lot more, it feels better, and I'm starting to get it again. Problems so far. 1) Bit more cosmetic rust than I thought, nothing structural, but a more than I feel I could deal with, will probably need a bonnet eventually, and a boot lid, but not for long while. 2) Some of the roof switches and relays are a little old, and don't always work first time, but do always work. 3) Some of the column switches have problems. The washer/wiper flick sometimes takes 2 flicks to operate wipe and 3 to get fluid through. 4) The roof is worse than I thought, will need doing, probably within the year, even if I sort out the edging tape and patch and proof it. Doesn't leak water in the rain, but lets in wind noise a lot. 5) I can't seem to align the top trailing edge of the windows in line with the body properly, the passenger top leading edge is too close, but I can't get the window alignment straighten it out, the passenger side hits the rubber too close. The passenger side motor is very slow and lacking torque). The drivers rear quarter rattles a bit (slack in the mech), and the roof pushes it forward so that the front window gets forced over the top. I've sorted that,but it doesn't quite seal properly with the roof down. Both the front edges of the rear quarterlights have rust problems. 7) Ideally I need a rear driver seat back "Skin" as there is a lot of wear on the lower RHS bolster, even worn through, patched, and then worn again and gaffered. Rest is fine. 6) Even with the radio at it's loudest, and the "loud" button pressed, it becomes impossibel to hear at motorway speed. None of them are major, just very annoying or expensive (windows and roof problems). And I still have to sell the celica. With watchers I thought it might go on Ebay, but not a sniff. But the good thing is the fuel economy. A lot better than the Celica. Comfort is great too, and as long as I don't mind burning extra fuel, roof down with some nice chilled music on is very cool, especially at night. -- Carl Robson Car PC Build starts again. Homepage:

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