Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:33:17 GMT
From: Bob <burkhartnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Mixed Saab Results...


"Grunff" <runffnopsamo.co.uk> wrote in news:Wa3s7.3112$L4.652934nopsam6-win.server.ntlworld.com: Grunff: Wierd - the similarities between us.... I too own 2 900s and one 9000. My '83 900T is a great car. I'm pushing 300,000 miles and still going strong on the original engine. My wife drives the 9000 - (she doesn't want to drive a car as old as the 83). I probably put 25 or 30,000 miles per year on the car and spend an average of $150 to $200 per month on maintenance. For a fun car to drive, that's pretty cheap. The 89 900 is less reliable,though I have nearly 300,000 on it too. Never an engine repair on either except timing chains. Both trannies rebuilt though. The jury's still out on the 9000 with about 55000 miles, time will tell. But you're right - the 9000 is great for longer trips and the 900s are good for commuting. The way the 900s are going - I won't be surprised to run them to 400 ro 500K miles! > The new shape 900s weren't very good cars. They weren't as well built > as the classic 900, and they had a host of mechanical and electrical > problems. I don't think they're as good to drive. > > The 9-3 were an improvement, but again, not as good as the C900. > > The 9000 and 9-5 are great cars. If you want a good Saab, but want > something newer than a C900, go for 9000/9-5. > > Having said that, I'm a firm C900 enthusiast. I own 2 of them, and I > also own a 9000. The latter is the car of choice for long trips, but > the 900s are what I use on a day-to-day basis. > > Grunff > > >

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