Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:06:57 -0700
From: "John Weiss" <jrweissnopsamet*NOSPAM*.com>
Subject: Re: 900 Turbo 8v /16v


Mr A Hollingdale <usernopsamsoftnet.co.uk> wrote in message news:7mlga9$uat$1nopsamreader3.core.theplanet.net... > First of all this is my first posting to this newsgroup so apologies if I > ask questions that crop up all the time Proper forum, fair questions > I'm looking for an entertaining second car(in the UK) and have decided on a > that I like the 900 Turbo after a drive in a 1984 8v I would be interested > in opinions on the following points > > 1 The price range I'm looking at most cars have over 100k on the clock, Is > there anything particular that needs attention above this mileage. Look for a reasonably complete maintenance history. My '82 has just over 153K on it, and I give it no more or less care than when I bought it in '84. The turbo engine is good for well over 200K. > 2 I have yet to drive a 16v Turbo but is there a vast difference between 8v > and 16v Big power difference. The 16v is now topping out at 200 hp in street trim, vs 135 or so for the 8v. > 3 I prefer the look of the 900 but any opinions on 900 v 9000 The 900 is the more "traditional" Saab. The 9000 is bigger and more luxurious, but has more gizmos to fail... > 4 I'm looking at cars made between 1984 to 89 are there any significant > model differences over this period The 16v engine came out in '85 or so, so you bridge both engines. Make your choice on cost vs age and performance considerations. Things like the "motomouse" automatic seat belts (in some US-spec year groups) may make a difference to you. > 5 I'm a member of the TVR Car Club and being a petrolhead Is there a SAAB > owners Club The Saab Club of North America 2389 Chestnut Hill St. NW North Canton, OH 44720-5822 ninesnopsamrr.com International membership is $42 US first year, $38 renewal. I don't know about UK clubs. -- John R. Weiss Seattle, WA Remove *NOSPAM* from address for e-mail reply

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