Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 02:12:15 GMT
From: - Bob - <uctraingnospamanet.com>
Subject: Re: Dependable Cars JD Power Survey (somewhat long)


On 12 Aug 2006 07:09:35 -0700, "akushnernospamlaw.com" <akushnernospamlaw.com> wrote: > I have laughed off most of >the apochryphal stories of Italian car problems as my six alfas have >been generally very reiliable but require maintenance that typical >American car owners would find curious. If you survived that many Alfa's then the Saab will seem very reliable (speaking from my experience with older Alfas). <> The fact that a list price of over $40K fell to well under $20K >in just over three years (and that is the retail price) is indicative >of the perception, but not necessarily the fact. Yes, they do fall fast. A car of a particular level of refinement costs a certain amount to produce. So, Saabs sell for typical prices at the dealer. However, they don't have all that much of a following so the used market is weak. Smart guys take advantage of that. >BTW, although I have read what I could about the car, and I have >checked the dealer's records as to service, other than an immediate oil >change with Mobil 1, is there any other attention that similar owners >believe is needed. Not at 23K miles. Just do the normal maint, change the oil regularly with Mobil 1. Plugs are only good for 10K miles in a turbo. Don't fight that - they only cost $2-$3 each and you can change all 4 in about 10 minutes.

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