Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 21:27:40 -0500
From: Ken Muth <kmuthnopsamns.net>
Subject: Re: Buying a 9000 Help!


I own 2 1987 Saab 9000s. One is the 16v 9000s, the other is the 9000 turbo. In both, I've experienced electrical problems, including replacing the alternators. In the 9000s the dashboard computer is broken. The 9000s also has had a problem with the engine computer - occasionally the check engine light comes on for no apparent reason. Mechanically both have been very tolerable, for 11 year old cars. My wife and I tossed a coin and I lost, so she got the 9000 turbo. It is far preferable, both from a comfort and 'fun to drive' perspective. I will buy more Saabs, but beware of electrical problems on 1987 models. Mervyn Taylor wrote: > I am thinking of buying a 1987 9000i 16v 2.0ltr with 165,000miles on the > clock.It's priced at 2000 with 12months M.O.T. and 3 months warranty.It > drives lovelly except i think the clutch is on the way out.As i've never > owned a Saab before what do i look out for and is the mileage a problem.Also > what sort of economy would i expect and and will it run on unleaded ok. > Replies would be most gratefully received.

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