Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 19:04:56 GMT
From: "Craig" <>
Subject: Saab Lost a Loyal Customer

Okay, here is the story. I have an '06 9-3 Aero (my 6th Saab) and this one has had a couple of problems within a year (two in the last 3 weeks). 1st The coating or paint or whatever they used on the front of the dash started peeling off. This was around as well as on the radio. Replaced under Warranty 2nd 2 weeks ago the Electronic Stability Control went out while driving the car Turns out a module for the ABS system croaked Also replaced under warranty. 3rd a week ago the clutch overheated and burned out. WITH LESS THAN 7000 MILES ON IT!!!! Now, if I were new to stick shifts and clutches I can understand and accept that I may have caused it, but I've been driving manuals exclusively for 25 years and Saabs exclusively for the past 15 years. I'm quite used to shifting and I never ride the clutch. Nor do I abuse the car. Saab would not do anything on working with me to replace the clutch. No good will was forthcoming. It cost almoat 2k to replace. My '94 9000 has 155k on the original clutch. My '88spg had 150k on it when I sold it (original clutch). I'm sorry I think the reliability of Saabs has gone downhill. I will most likely not be buying another one. Anyone what a slightly used '06 Aero? -- Remove My_Skin to E-mail me.

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