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    Thread: Get our your flamethrowers. I bought a car you all love to hate.

    1. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
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      05-26-2012 07:44 PM #36
      hate? While Saab's are quirky..... I actually like them and was sad to see the company go down. Cool car.
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      05-26-2012 08:49 PM #37
      I for one am going to congratulate you. A fantastic looking car! Enjoy and keep us updated!



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      05-26-2012 09:49 PM #38
      If you have the money and can take a potential financial loss, then good for you! I was looking at Saabs but ended up going in a different direction. They're beautiful cars.

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      05-26-2012 10:20 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      They made them, they are out there driving around, and insurance companies need to buy parts. With no OEM factory making them, it creates an opportunity for aftermarket companies to corner the market.
      The OEM tooling never would have been destroyed. So yes, aftermarket can always make copies of the parts for sale... As soon as the financial matters get sorted the original suppliers will still be in the (lucrative) business of selling replacement parts. Sometimes the OEM tooling gets sold to 'aftermarket' companies. Maybe the Tier 1 OEM doesn't want the business, but it's still business - guaranteed income to someone who has the factory space.

      As for aftermarket companies cornering the market... this doesn't usually happen, especially on low volume cars. It costs a lot of money to build the tooling. The Saab was a low volume car. I think the aftermarket will just abandon it, and you will be forced to buy parts from the company who still owns the rights to produce the OEM parts. You will then pay thru the nose for those parts.

      Aftermarket companies tend to target cars like Honda Civic, Ford Taurus, Chevy Impala, Toyota Camry etc... cars where 300,000 units a year were pumped out for 4-8 years in a row of the exact same part. In such a case, yes it is a money making proposition to license the ability to make a headlamp or fascia or fender etc.

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      05-26-2012 10:39 PM #40
      What could there possible be to hate about a Saab? I would much rather have any Saab over a Jetta.

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      05-26-2012 10:52 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Live-Wire View Post
      The OEM tooling never would have been destroyed.
      I never said anything about the tooling being destroyed?
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      05-26-2012 11:05 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Are these 9-3s any different than the GM era ones?
      No. In fact, this is one of the updated ones with even more GM stuff in the interior.

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      05-26-2012 11:07 PM #43
      props, i always recommend this car to people looking for something with lots of quality for not that much cash and nobody ever goes through with it. congrats
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      05-26-2012 11:09 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I thought the new 9-5 was the only non-GM-released model... I think.
      True, but GM has only agreed to support Saabs built while Saab was under GM ownership. Even though the 9-3 was a GM design, and the cars didn't really change after the sale of Saab, GM won't support cars made after the date of Saab's sale.
      Deal with it.
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      05-26-2012 11:14 PM #45
      I like

    11. 05-26-2012 11:22 PM #46
      i wouldn't worry about it

      for the amount you paid, if you drove to your hearts content, and even if there were issues, and you didn't address it, you'll still your money's worth

      even if you run it into the ground

      its not like you paid over $100k for a lambo or something, ..... that collects dust until you drive it once a month

      and would spontaneously combust

      again, if you literally drove it until the wheels fall off, you'd have gotten your money's worth

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      05-26-2012 11:49 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      True, but GM has only agreed to support Saabs built while Saab was under GM ownership. Even though the 9-3 was a GM design, and the cars didn't really change after the sale of Saab, GM won't support cars made after the date of Saab's sale.
      And that's why they're good for DIYers the 9-5, OTOH, might suck since it's not supported by anyone.
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      05-27-2012 12:52 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      True, but GM has only agreed to support Saabs built while Saab was under GM ownership. Even though the 9-3 was a GM design, and the cars didn't really change after the sale of Saab, GM won't support cars made after the date of Saab's sale.
      Yes, but that means any common parts (and I believe that is most of the car) will remain available. Obviously the warranty isn't worth **** though.
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    14. 05-27-2012 01:01 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I thought the new 9-5 was the only non-GM-released model... I think.
      That car is allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll GM. You'll have a hard time finding body parts, but there are still some dealers that will touch them. It may have been released post-GM but make no mistake it was basically completed during GM's tenure.

      2011's with a handful of miles basically sell for the price of a new mid-level Focus.
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      05-27-2012 10:19 AM #50
      Nice car. You will be happy. Great MPG, and the torque from the 2.0T is intoxicating. If you get into an accident its your insurance companies problem to find parts... not yours.

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