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#1311 of 1330 Re: Electrifying news [steve_]
Jun 13, 2012 (7:26 pm)
I suspect that before it comes to that he'll move on to something else though he does hang on to cars a long time.
#1312 of 1330 Trade your Saabs while you still can...
Jul 02, 2012 (10:04 am)
Got in a fender-bender in my '03 9-3 two days ago. GEICO, which is a great company and has taken care of me for years, told me that within two years there will be no spare body parts for any Saab brands and that it can't guarantee that future repairs will be made.....our Saabs are probably worth more now for parts than as cars.
Get out of your Saab while you still can. I love the Saab. It has very low mileage and I'd have been able to keep it for another ten years with some loving care. Not going to happen. Oh well.
#1313 of 1330 Re: Trade your Saabs while you still can... [harmiclir]
Jul 07, 2012 (5:37 pm)
Well Geico is wrong. SAAB Parts AB was independent of SAAB Cars AB. They were not part of the bankruptcy and are still in business.
SAAB parts will be available for as long as it is financially feasible for SAAB Parts to be profitable making them. Further, there are plenty of aftermarket companies that make body and mechanical parts.
#1314 of 1330 SAAB Warranty Issue
Jul 08, 2012 (11:43 am)
Do I have any recourse? My 2010 9-3 Saab was determined to be a Lemon but the Bankruptcy judge denied the claim. Since then the Engine lost compression with only 25k miles on the car. I still have 12 payments left on the lease.
Does anybody have any ideas? Class action lawsuit?
#1315 of 1330 Re: SAAB Warranty Issue [bache]
Jul 09, 2012 (4:36 am)
Unfortunately, 2010+ SAABS were warrantied by SAAB US which of course is bankrupt. A class action suit would require multiple plaintiffs suing a company that doesn't exist anymore.
I think you are out of luck.
#1316 of 1330 Re: Trade your Saabs while you still can... [robr2]
Jul 09, 2012 (7:53 am)
Fine. You don't want to take my word or Geico's word for it then I suggest that you drive VERY carefully as long as you own your car because you will not be able to get it repaired in any reasonable period of time or for any reasonable cost. There is NOTHING profitable connected with Saab at this point. The only reason I have a new rear bumper is that another Saab was conveniently totaled the week before I brought it into a very well-regarded body shop.
As to engine spare parts, who knows? Saabs are worth more "dead" than they are "alive" at this point. Whatever happens in China or with any relic of the old Saab is irrelevant to those of us who own, and love, a Saab.
#1317 of 1330 Re: Trade your Saabs while you still can... [harmiclir]
Jul 09, 2012 (8:51 am)
Well, it does look like GEICO is wrong. Read more here.
#1318 of 1330 Re: Trade your Saabs while you still can... [harmiclir]
Jul 10, 2012 (1:30 pm)
...then I suggest that you drive VERY carefully as long as you own your car because you will not be able to get it repaired in any reasonable period of time or for any reasonable cost.
No skin off my nose - I drive a VW.
The only SAABs which may have an issue with parts availability is the new 95 and the 97. So few of those were made that body parts will be tough to find. Mechanical parts will be easier as they are basically GM.
#1319 of 1330 I was simply passing along what...
Jul 10, 2012 (1:42 pm)
seemed like considered opinions of Geico and my highly regarded body shop. You can accept it or ignore it. No skin off my nose, either.
#1320 of 1330 Re: SAAB Warranty Issue [robr2]
Jul 10, 2012 (8:18 pm)
I don't think I would make any more of those lease payments though.