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Re: Repair Shops not Saab specialists
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Posted by westernny [Email] (more from westernny) on Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:44:14 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Repair Shops not Saab specialists, Chip Fichot [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:01:00
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We used to take our 9-5s ('06 Arc wagon and '01 Aero sedan) to a really good local indy shop. They tend to be the place that smart Audi/MB/Volvo/Porsche/etc. owners go to avoid getting ripped off at their respective dealers. On any given visit, they'll have Ferraris, Audis, Subarus, Porsches, MBs, Triumphs, etc. parked and waiting for service.

I had reached the point where my 9-5's emergency brake system had essentially become a pile of non-functional rust. The owner said that my Aero was more or less rusting away anyhow, and that it would cost more than the car was worth for them to fix it.

Thanks to the advice of another participant here who lives nearby, I ended up taking the Aero to the local Saab whisperer. For about $350 out the door, I was good to go, replaced entire e-brake system, a routine repair job for him. That was 3-4 years ago, never looked back, and now taking our Saabs to him exclusively.

The first shop just lacked the Saab-specific experience to make the job even remotely profitable for them. It was good of them to openly admit this, and I would still recommend them to anyone out their way. The Saab whisperer seems to be very busy these days, and there are always many other makes of cars sitting on his lot for service.

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