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Old 07-23-07, 02:27 PM
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I bought a Saab...

I now have a car born from jets.
















HELL NO! HELL NO! HELL NO! HELL NO! HELL NO!
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Old 07-23-07, 02:31 PM
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Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
Hopefully it's Bob.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
Just dont use your natural male enhancement.....
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Old 07-23-07, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
I think the girl's cute. About the only thing I pay attention to on that commercial. But apparently, Mitchum does not know what guys want.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
I am glad I am not in NorCal anymore.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kuan View Post
I now have a car born from jets.
We had 3 new Saabs in the 1990's. Two were essentially lemons, the third was more reliable but no bargain. I wouldn't personally EVER fly in a Saab jet after that, but that's me. Fortunately for you the cars come with a nice fat bumper to bumper warranty.

You'll need it. Enjoy the car! Actually we LOVED our Saabs, but threw in the towel on them. Hope yours is more reliable. If it is you'll also love the car.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:51 PM
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I've had mine for 50k mi now, the only thing that has ever really gone wrong with it was the fuel pump died...which wasn't so bad considering it had about 100k on it by that point.

Also, it must have been born from the slowest jet evar.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:53 PM
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Good ol' boys around these parts sight their deer rifles in on SAAB and Volvo headlights.
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Old 07-23-07, 02:58 PM
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The car and aircraft company split a few decades back. Your Saab is more closely related to an Opel (euro brand Chevrolet) than anything else. It's marketing B.S. at it's finest.
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Old 07-23-07, 03:15 PM
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GM will dump Saab or just shut the brand down. I'll be astonished if you can buy a Saab in the US within 5-8 years. Sadly they have become rather irrelevant in today's automotive world. The Saabs that we owned from 1993-1997 were innovative, lovely cars. The ensuing years have brought cars from VW's to Acuras that eat their friggin lunch while Saabs have remained mired in designs that look a decade old. Add to that reliability that can charitably be characterized as spotty, and you have a recipie for failure. But they do make the most annoying commercials. That's something.
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Old 07-23-07, 03:17 PM
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Yeah, someone would really buy a Saab and brag on bikeforums that it was born from jets...

Laugh people laugh
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Old 07-23-07, 03:30 PM
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I love my 2004 SAAB.....after 5 tows in 60 days when I first bought it..and then the tranny that failed..all warranty work.....not sure if I'd go back..but actually the 9-5 model has proved to have greater than average reliability over the years...the 2002 9-3's were great cars, with GM and the complete make over in 2003 though..I'd stay away from anything between 2003 and 2004..the 2006-07's are getting better.

Great cars to drive....not the most stylish interiors..but exterior styling I think is nice..mine has now been trouble free for at least 9 months...KNOCKING ON A HUGE BLOCK OF WOOD...

Good luck..what model/ year did you buy?
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Old 07-23-07, 03:46 PM
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The last Saab was made in 1993.

These are super cool, though:

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Old 07-23-07, 03:49 PM
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If you want a real aircraft-related car get a Mitsubishi. They manufactured the Zero, among other aircraft, during WWII.
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Old 07-23-07, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 2Tired2Shift View Post
If you want a real aircraft-related car get a Mitsubishi. They manufactured the Zero, among other aircraft, during WWII.
I'd be too worried that the first time I drove to Corpus Christi it'd swerve off the road and crash into the Lexington.
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Originally Posted by 2Tired2Shift View Post
If you want a real aircraft-related car get a Mitsubishi. They manufactured the Zero, among other aircraft, during WWII.
Or a Rolls-Royce. They still make aircraft engines.
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Originally Posted by Ironic Mullet View Post
I'd be too worried that the first time I drove to Corpus Christi it'd swerve off the road and crash into the Lexington.


Speaking of which, when is G. H. W. Bush gonna let the Lex go back to Pensacola, where it belongs?
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Originally Posted by kuan View Post
I now have a car born from jets.
This will be followed by cynicism born from experience.
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Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
Do you also get the the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape commercial? A handsome couple paints their house using the blue tape and then start dancing around in happiness.

If I see that again, I'm going to Home Depot, I'll find that tape, and I'll murder the first person I see.
This commercial is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more annoying because of the song.
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Originally Posted by kuan View Post
Yeah, someone would really buy a Saab and brag on bikeforums that it was born from jets...

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Ya know, having one with 115k on the odometer myself, I must say, since that add campaign 'took off', folks seem to actually believe it. 'Course having the Saab 340 in service with local airlines doesn't help.
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Where's SaabFan when you need him?
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