Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 11:33:54 GMT From: johannes <johsnospam-nospam-fitter.com> Subject: Re: Saab Lost a Loyal Customer
billbickelnospamo.com wrote: > > On May 14, 1:04 pm, "Craig" <CBobchinnospamkinsbcglobal.net> wrote: > > 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. > > Pretty typical story for Saab after the GM takeover. They always had > quirks, but the basic stuff -- engine, transmission, clutch -- would > last forever. Now they are mass market junk, along with the rest of > the crap GM makes. Any wonder they are hemorrhaging? > > I had a similar experience back in '94 when I bought one of the first > GM-made 900's. Crap. I did make them buy it back by invoking the > lemon law in my state, and then I bought a 9000, which I drive until > this year. Sold it and bought a BMW. Very different car, but (like > Saab used to be), an independent and quality-conscious European auto > maker. My 1993 9000 CSE 135,000 miles runs quiet and smooth as ever. No squeaks or rattles. That old 2.0 LPT engine must be a very good design. Why should I buy a new car? And which one? If ever it needs replacing, then Skoda Octavia 200bhp is quite a cool car for the money. Never thought I would say that.