Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 23:27:04 -0700
From: "Douglas Swank" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB?

Ken Washington <> wrote: > > I have been driving Saabs since 1983. My first, an 83 900T I picked up > at the factory. If people are going to be honest read both news groups > the cars are pretty even on reliability and problems. Hell, they are > both made in Sweden. I have read the Volvo news group and they have as > many, if not more problems with certain model years. If you take care of > a car the right way, you will be okay. The intercooled turbos from about > 87 on have a longer life expectancy, but the original turbo in my 83 > lasted the entire life of the car, 251,000 miles. I think you mean *water-cooled* turbos from '87-on (9000s) or '88-on (900s) have a longer life expectancy. All U.S. 16-valve turbos have been intercooled. -Doug

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