Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 16:34:56 GMT
From: Ken Washington <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000, money pit?

There are a lot of different cars that can be called money pits. The big thing with Saabs or any European make is keeping up with the preventive maintenance. I have had a two 900, and 83 900T for over 13 years, an 87 900S for about two years and an 87 9000S since Dec. 97. My 9000 had 145,890 on it when I bought it. It now has 199,800. If you learn to do the simple things yourself, belt changes, replace rotors and pads, oil & filter changes, mufflers and struts and shocks, you will save a lot. If you don't do preventive maintenance and depend on mechanics to do everything, it can be a money pit, as can any car. Ken Washington 87 9000S 87 900S 83 900T POOH GUND wrote: > Hi; > > I took my 91 9000 to the mechanic today since it will not start. He made the > comment that 9000's were just money pits. I used to have a 900 for about 10 > years and am recently in this 9000, so I am wondering if other current or > former owners of 9000s found them to be money pits. Thanks

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