Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:26:46 -0400 From: Bob <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com> Subject: Re: SAAB & dealers - who is responsible?
On Sat, 12 Oct 2002 03:04:37 GMT, "J.P." <hkcorpnopsamkinion.com> wrote: >The point is that Saab screwed up on this from the beginning and >will--though it may take a second letter from an attorney--ultimately pony >up to replace your engine. This is a very gray legal area. There is a relationship between Saab and the original dealer (Agency ? Franchise ?). There is the relationship between the old and the new dealer (did they purchase the assets and therefore the liabilities ?) and there is the responsibility of Saab for this horrid engine with an abnormal belt change interval (probably the least important legal fact). Additionally, you might not even have any standing for legal action against anyone except the seller since you bought the car from the injured party aka original owner. For $6000, I'd be contacting an attorney. Only the advice of an attorney familiar with the laws of *your* state can determine where the responsibility for this lies and what the possible legal avenues are. A letter to Saab as suggested above is a good first step. They do quite a bit of "customer goodwill" work and may help you after a formal request. Be nice as recommended. But, be sure to mention that if they cannot help you that you will be consulting with an attorney and seeking a remedy in court. Bob