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Date: 13 Mar 2006 16:59:11 -0800
From: "gkam" <>
Subject: Desperately Seeking Aero (or Aero Angst): PARTS CRISIS Melbourne

Waaaaaaaaaaa! My friend borrowed my SAAB 900 Aero 89 without permission, crashed it into the car of a CFA volunteer in my small town, and then left the scene of the accident!!! This was almost two years ago. He was, of course extremely appologetic...while he was asking me to tell the police that _I_ was driving the car, which of course I couldn't do - what with the penalties being a $20,000 fine and loss of licence for 2 years. Since then I have lost my job, without the car I live 26 kms from the nearest train! 13 kms from the nearest bus....that takes me the further 13kms to the train (I have to walk 6kms to the bus, and it only runs twice a DAY!!!) only mode of transport is the good will of friends and neighbours. It's pretty sad when your neighbours beep from the road and call out "Want anything from up the shops?" Added to that is the bad blood it has created between me and my local community - I recently found out that a lot of people think I was the driver in the accident! :( I have waited for 2 years to have the car fixed - in that time the guy who crashed it bought the left front quarter panel, and the indicatior housing - but what was still needed was the bonnet, the Aero front bumper, one side of the Aero front quarter body kit, and the blakc rubber molding around the Aero whale fin (that can be seperated from the hard body of the fin, right?) I even have a friend of a friend of a friend who will do the work at mates of a mate of a mate's rates. I just got a letter in the mail outlining my inclusion as one of the creditors in my "friend's" application of BANKRUPCY! :(...... Does anyone know of a scrap Aero in or around Malbourne? (I found one on the naturestrip in Ringwood but I was too embarrassed to ask the owners...two months later it was gone and they told me they sold it for $50 for scrap! BLIMEY!). I'm not having much luck!! I have called SAAB Wreck a number of times, and they say they'll call if they get an Aero in...but they have never called. Plus, being a girl - I have called there a few times and have been quoted by different people $620, $550 and $300 for the bonnet (which I believe can be any 900 bonnet) at various times - pick-a-part quotes $35. Any ideas??? Thank you!!!! Desperately Seeking Aero

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