: Good bye to my 3rd SAAB?

8th August 2011, 01:31 PM
I am so sorry everyone, I need to vent! :P

front suspension dampers leading to the whole struts needing to be replaced, and the crack bulkhead problem discovered, all in 2 weeks...

Time to say goodbye my 9-3? nine months ago I paid just 900 for the car, it's not really worth the money and trouble to do the repairs, and I am in Sweden at the moment, even the cheaper non specialist garages charge around 100/hr. Now I am pretty much stuck in a country where the car can't be scarped and pretty much not safe to drive. The other problem is I don't even know if anyone in Sweden except the SAAB factory would know how to fix the bulkhead.

What are my options?? Well, I am considering writing a nice letter to SAAB here in Sweden to see what they say, even if they just take some of the weight of my wallet I will consider it. Unfortunately to my understanding, consumer rights don't really seem to exist here, so chances are they will just write a nice letter back telling me to go away.

I like SAABs, which is why I find it hard to say bad things about them. On this occasion though, their stupid designs (both the suspension and the firewall) are causing my a huge amount of stress and unhappiness :( The cars from the "other" company never gave me this much trouble.

Sorry again to go off like this, I feel completely hopeless and I simple don't know what to do. :(

8th August 2011, 05:15 PM
I my be wrong, but I thought the cracked bulkhead for you folks across the pond was a warantee issue...

8th August 2011, 05:42 PM
Thanks for your reply.

You could well be right, but you know, the information on the net regarding this issue is very unclear, even though so many have suffered from this problem. After all this time it is still not clear to me if SAAB covers the cost...

I drafted two letters, one to SAAB in Sweden, one to SAAB UK, to ask nicely if they will fix my car. The trouble is the car is UK registered but currently in Sweden.

Tweek's Turbos
8th August 2011, 05:49 PM
Can you find a nice used set of complete spindles from a braker? Those are fairly easy when you replace them as a complete assembly. Here a pair can be had for less than a Franklin.

8th August 2011, 06:12 PM
Oh no the suspension part is the minor thing, I have already got the part. It's the cracked bulkhead that is going to kill either my wallet or the car.