Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:07:15 +0200
From: MH <nonospamo>
Subject: Re: Kurt Vonnegut

> I heard a mention of an argument with Saab ... Quite an interesting pie= ce, if > short! >> I used to be the owner and manager of an automobile dealership in West= =20 >> Barnstable, Massachusetts, called =93Saab Cape Cod=94. On there's been = some discussion if this was really true. It seems there never existed a "Saab = Cape Cod". >> ... As one prospective customer said to me, =93They make the best watc= hes.=20 >> Why wouldn=92t they make the best cars, too?=94 I was bound to agree. Who makes the best watches? The Swedes? Or is he (or the customer) mixing= up the Swedes with the Swiss? >> ... There was a ring on the dashboard, connected to a chain running ov= er >> pulleys in the engine compartment. Pull on it, and at the far end it w= ould >> raise a sort of window shade on a spring-loaded roller behind the fron= t >> grill. That was to keep the engine warm while you went off omewhere. = So, >> when you cam back, if you hadn=92t stayed away too long, the engine wo= uld >> start right up again... But if you stayed away too long, window shade = or >> not, the oil would separate from the gas and sink like molasses to the= >> bottom of the tank... He really did not know what he was talking about... no wonder he went out= of business (if he was ever in it). --=20 MH '72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96 '91 900i '95 900SE

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