Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 09:28:37 -0400
From: KeithG <noonenopsamspring.com>
Subject: Re: Should I buy this Saab?


Actually, the C900 is a COMPLETELY different car. It has a longitudinal mounted engine and double wishbone front suspension which is bump steer corrected from the factory. They handle very nicely! The NG900/9^3 has a transverse front engine with mcpherson struts. The NG900/9^3 was '94-'97/'98-'02. The C900 was '79-'93 and was a development of the Saab 99 which was '68?-'80. All very nimble cars. an '89 C900T 4dr is a rarity in the US. The 16V turbo 4dr was only sold in '85 and '89 and is a very nice car. With this newsgroup, saabnet.com and townsendimports.com you will be able to keep it on the road and driving great for many years. I have had an '84 4dr, '89 3 dr base, and 2 1992 900Ts. I still have the '92s! KeithG Mike wrote: > On Fri, 06 Sep 2002 21:12:17 -0400, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: > > >>It's a terrible car, they are nothing but trouble! Just give me the phone number >>of your friend and let me deal with the problems, especially if it is a 5 speed! >>The trouble is you cannot get the grin off your face as you go through an >>S-turn. The other problem is the smug smile when you go up hills in the winter >>that leave four-wheel drives spinning their wheels. Many classic 900s go past >>300,000 miles, so you would be looking hard for an excuse to buy another car for >>more than a few years. > > > I'd like to hear more comments about the handling of the 900/9-3. > > If the 900 (1989) is an older version of the 9-3 (NG 900), than I'd > have to say that it isn't that good, especially compared to BMWs, some > VWs, and Hondas, (I only have experience with cars available in North > America..) > >

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