Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 22:55:20 GMT
From: 75024.2237nopsamuserve.com (T.J. Swoboda)
Subject: Re: How reliable are Saabs?


jr1nopsamam.ibm.net (JR) wrote: >I have an 88 9000 that is still going. It has no rust and little more >than normal maintenance. I hope to keep it going another ten years, >and fully expect to. >However, My brother in law bought a 900 last year. It had numerous >major breakdowns, including throwing a piston through the hood. He >finally got rid of it and went with a volvo. >Take your pick! I had an '88 9000 Turbo, and while it was a blast to drive; despite the automatic; it was a piece of CRAP! The transmission went south two weeks after I bought it (in '94), and of course 9000 automatics can't be rebuilt, not easily anyway. So began a classic car-from-hell saga I'll spare you the details of. Suffice it to say I reccomend the standard transmission because 1) They're a lot more fun to drive, and 2) A dealer can rebuild it. --T.J.

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