Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 01:38:42 +0100
From: "Wouter Smit" <w.b.smitnopsament.utwente.nl>
Subject: Re: Looking at 84 900 Turbo 3 door - any heads up?


"David Wilson" <dwilsonflnopsamhlink.net> schreef in bericht news:TqLt6.14309$227.1364114nopsamread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > I'm looking at purchasing a 1984 Saab 900 Turbo. Drove it yesterday and it > impressed with it's sure footed feel, room, and power. This particular car > has had two owners, has a paper trail of work including a full engine > rebuild and clutch two years ago (20K ago), a/c work, new tires, etc. and > looks good except for some sunburn on the hood. > > Is there anything I should look for? Rust in certain areas? Electrical > quirks? Anything that Saab's are known for? As I said, this is the first > time I've driven one. > > BTW - the person has all 6K in receipts over the last 5 years, and she wants > $2500 OBO for a car with 259K on it. I'm thinking $1500 is more reasonable. > Any thoughts on that matter? > > Thanks for your help, > > David Wilson > > -- > I command you-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For > the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. > Joshua 1:9 New Living Translation > www.newhopevalp.org > > Sounds expensive to me. I bought a 1985 Saab 900T 8v 5door in Holland for about $1000, and it really is in excellent condition (also 259K km). But of course, no rebuilt engine and so on. Check out the plastic ventilation openings above the rear wheels. They often tend to leak, causing water to stand under the wooden panels of the floor in the back of the car. I assume it has power-steering, check that out too. Good luck! It's a great car! Wouter.

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