Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2000 18:28:15 GMT From: "Julie" <getrealnopsamnt.think.so.com> Subject: Re: Interested in buying 89 Saab 900s, have a few questions
you may want to check the one of the blue book sites for the average cost of the car first. http://www.kbb.com/ from there..and no offense, but an 89 for about $850 (i'm in the US also) sounds a little too low if you want it to get a few good years out of it with minimal repairs. for the search i did (assuming you lived in my zip code) retail from dealer suggested cost is about $3000....also assuming it's manual transmission. you may want to have the car checked out by a reliable mechanic prior to purchase. our first SAAB purchase, although we considered it a good deal at the time, included and investment of about $2000 to get the car to what i consider to be perfect shape, but that's just me. we had to have the air conditioning replaced and a few other things. hope that's helped Julie Scott Morford <neuroticnopsam.net> wrote in message news:PBbw4.237$F7.4717nopsam.visi.com... > So I'm a poor college student looking for some wheels. I've seen late > 80s 900s for sale for pretty cheap ($850US), and I'm wondering if I'm going > to be able to get a few years out of it, or if I'm buying a lemon. I don't > think the 900s is a turbo, which is good. The car has about 150,000 miles on > it. > > I've heard that the transmission on these puppies are prone to fail, and > labor to replace it (in the US anyway) is pretty expensive. > > I'm looking for information on what I can expect out of the car, and what I > should look out for. I'd like to get 3 years out of the car, with minimal > maintenance. Please help. Thanks!