Date: 8 Mar 2001 10:03:21 -0600
From: dhinznopsamh.execpc.com (Dave Hinz)
Subject: Re: 95+ Saab900 Reliability


Martin Hilvers (mhilversnopsamir1.inter.NL.net) wrote: : Angelo Benjamin wrote: : > I am thinking of buying a 95 or later 900 turbo or non-turbo and have heard : > that servicing for Saab's is quite high$$. : A 95 is an excellent choice, straightforward simple engine (Ford V4), I agree. I quite enjoy my 95, but I keep it garaged in the winters, as the Wisconsin roads often are coated with salt. One thing to watch out for - the later V4 95's uses the "closed deck" V4 engine, which has better head gasket reliability. Look at the color of the valve covers; if silver, you probably have the "open deck" engine, and might want to try to find a newer engine. I believe all of the open deck engines were 1.5L rather than the newer, larger 1.7L, so the change is worth doing for that reason alone, in my opinion. : you can do servicing yourself and there is a lot of space in the back. : This model is becoming rare so it may not be easy to find one. The non : GM 900 is also a design classic. Why not buy both? Well, there's that, too. Of the two, the 95 is definately more fun to drive, though. Dave Hinz

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