hate? While Saab's are quirky..... I actually like them and was sad to see the company go down. Cool car.
I for one am going to congratulate you. A fantastic looking car! Enjoy and keep us updated!
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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.
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
2011's with a handful of miles basically sell for the price of a new mid-level Focus.
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