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Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 18:47:57 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: SAAB logo on hood


in article CIqdnS6TF57yfTXYnZ2dnUVZ_ufinZ2dnospamast.com, Fred W at malt_houndnospamo.com wrote on 13/01/2007 13:36: > Paul Halliday wrote: >> in article 3ZTph.28973$E02.11755nospamb.telia.net, th at someguynospamwhere.se >> wrote on 12/01/2007 22:29: >> >> >>> DrNate wrote: >>> >>>> The SAAB logo on the hood of my car suddenly vanished. I can still see >>>> a round metal piece with an imprint of the logo - but it look like >>>> plain steel. Is that a sticker of some sort that could have been ripped >>>> off by someone? Or is that a metal piece that is glued to the hood? >>>> Anyone had similar issues? My suspicion is that it fell off when the >>>> car was washed. Can it be replaced? Help appreciated. >>>> >>> >>> The logo problem appeared sometimes during the 90-ies AFAIK when a new >>> supplier for the logo was chosen (low cost GM approach?). On my MY1997 >>> and 2000 all four logos are already gone, the surface just crack into >>> pieces and disappear and most 6-10 year old Saabs that you see have this >>> "problem". Don't bother to do anything about it, if Saab doesn't want >>> the logo to be seen then why should you care? >> >> >> My old 1988 C900 had this problem ... Fortunately, it was a silver car and >> it looked really good IMO :) >> > > Gosh, the GM bean-counters were screwing up the logos back in 1988? > Amazing what forethought they had. I'm not sure it was GM ... I think it was a gust of wind. I remember a slap on the windscreen (at speed) and thought, "oh, there goes my badge". That was that ... I had a new shiny silver emblem :) > It amazes me how every little niggling issue with any SAAB is blamed on > the GM influence... Well, the new 900 was a pretty awful car in just about every respect, let alone compared to its predecessor or its sibling, the 9000, which was a shared platform with _known for reliability_ FIAT :) I jest, of course ... Apart from the first part. Mind you, I think the steering racks in the C900 were GM parts and that's about the only original part on my car, except for perhaps those screws holding the sill plates down :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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