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Posted by Eeyore on May 20, 2009, 8:31 pm
 


user@domain.invalid wrote:


The Saabs I've owned have been at least as reliable as any other car, if not more
so than nay other I've owned and absolute fun to drive. I was initially put off
by the large size of the 9000 until I discovered it drove like a nimble smaller
car. And what a drive !

One of them had the 'full-fit' extras and even the stereo was stunning ( 2 DIN
units in the dash plus another amp under the passenger seat ). Heated seats are
so lovely in winter too.

Graham



Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 20, 2009, 10:08 pm
 
On Wed, 20 May 2009 21:31:16 +0100, Eeyore



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If one is willing to go by anecdotes, then why not read some written
by more qualified authors? For example -
http://www.trollhattansaab.net/archives/2008/01/perception-is-910ths-of-saabs-reality.html

But if one prefers reviews instead, they're a dime a dozen
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2003-to-2008-saab-9-3-2.htm
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1990-to-1998-saab-9000-2.htm

Bottom line, Saab has a deservedly poor reputation for reliability.


But like, you know, how many other kids can fit in it to drive to the
mall? <Cue disingenuous donkey pretending he doesn't get it>


Oh brother. One can put fancy stereos and heated seats in *anything*.
Heated seats and mirrors seem to tag along with most leather
interiors, including mine. I must be rich to afford such lovely
things. Either that or they were just minor components of an option
package...

Wayne

Posted by Eeyore on May 21, 2009, 12:01 am
 

wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:


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http://www.trollhattansaab.net/archives/2008/01/perception-is-910ths-of-saabs-reality.html

Since GM got involved it has suffered. Surprise ?

Graham


Posted by clare on May 21, 2009, 3:12 am
 On Wed, 20 May 2009 15:08:33 -0700, wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:


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 The biggest problem with Saab and many other Euro cars is they are
not made to travel the distances required in North America.

How many countries would you need to traverse just to drive across
Ontario, or Michigan????? Try going from , say, Cape Cod to San
Fransisco or LA? Or from Charlottetown to Nanaimo?.

The drive from Windsor to Toronto would pretty well run you out of
road in Britain - and many salesmen';s territories would cover that
distance and more.- often within a day, both directions.

Posted by clare on May 21, 2009, 2:34 am
 On Mon, 18 May 2009 21:27:51 -0400, user@domain.invalid wrote:


They were pretty good for first gen systems - and reliability of the
Turbos was no worse than Ford's in the '80s (better actually)

Regardless what you think of them, they WERE mass produced. 9000
constitutes mass production., particularly in the sixties.

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