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Re: unhappy customer

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 20:03:35 -0400, Lennart wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20040406000335.GT9604@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>:

> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 06:09:10PM +0200, Moss wrote:
> > Mandatory here.
> Here too.  Not sure when it became that way.  Way too many design
> decisions are based on cost in north america for cars, and not enough
> on safe sensible design.
> > I always thought that to be mandatory in the US - that's one of
> > the things regularly to be changed if you (re-)import cars from
> > the US to Germany.  And yes, it _is_ insane.
> Many north american models have combined turn/brake, but many don't.
> Some models will change from one model year to another and then back
> for no apparent reason (other than their designers are either borred,
> stupid, or most likely both, or at least the people in charge of
> design choices are.)
> Now having seperate circuits and fuses for left and right sides of the
> cars lights, is not something I expect to see in north america anytime
> soon.  You burn out a fuse on a north american car, you should not
> expect to have any lights left on your car (and might loose the radio,
> wipers and a few otehr unrelated things at the same time.)  Of course
> guessing which of the many systems sharing the fuse is the cause is
> another fun job that comes later on. :)
> > So, german cars are all unsafe.  Seatbelts are mandatory here.
> I hope they are mandetory everywhere by now.
> > Huh?  I'm driving a (somewhat aged, by now ;-) Saab 900i, which has
> > the engine in front.  Same with the newer 9^3 and 9^5 models.  Do
> > they have completely different Saabs over there?
> The rear engined models are before the 900.  I think Saab 96 or
> something like that might have been one of them.  Not like that modern
> 900 you have. :)

..AFAIK, SAAB has never made any rear wheel drive or engine vehicles 
other than the J21:  ;-)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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