Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 04:07:21 GMT
From: "Hale" <Halenopsam.com>
Subject: Re: HELP >> Faults with my 1999 9-3 LPT Convertible


You know, I keep hearing bad things about Saabs sold in the UK. I can't understand it as I have had three conv. one old 900 one new 900 and now a 9-3 and hardly any major problem. As far as your issues; 1. Intermittent squeak , design problem. Electric Motor no, have it changed. 2. Can't comment, have 16" and they are pretty stable. 3. Never had problem with LCD, have it changed. 4. Support bar should NOT squeak. BTW, warranty in the US is for 4 years/ 50000 miles. Good luck. "AOTT Sysop" <louisnopsam.com> wrote in message news:973939147.27245.0.nnrp-10.c2de12a3nopsam.demon.co.uk... > Hi > > I bought my 9-3 LPT Convertible in April 1999, it has now done 7500 miles > and from new it has had the following faults, I'm hoping someone might > confirm these are common problems which my dealer should be able to fix > under my 3 year warranty. > > I want to seek your advice and go in armed with the facts, so any help would > be great....here goes...... > > (1) Since almost the day I bought it ---- The Drivers Side Door Window is > very squeaky when you go over bumps the whole side of the window and door > seem to shake. Also the Electric Motors seem to labour winding the window > on this side. A Friend of mine tells me this is a design fault, True ? > > (2) I had 17" BBS Alloys fitted the Car at the Showroom from new. The > feedback to the Wheel is incredible and makes driving a real labour as you > have to hold onto the steering wheel extremly tightly. Going over bumps > almost wrenches the wheel out of your hand ! > > The following faults have developed in the last 6 months, 3000 miles :- > > (3) The LCD Display for the Air Con has started to fail. It seems as if > some of the LCD elements fail and then recover. Leaving me with an Air Con > display which is sometimes unreadable. > > (4) The Soft Top Support bar directly over my head squeaks like mad ! Any > fix for this ? > > > All in all I'm pretty disappointed with my SAAB, having paid 30,000 pounds > it is not of the quality of build I would have hoped for. And thanks to the > price cuts in the UK my SAAB after 18 months is worth maybe 20,000 pounds. > >

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