Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:16:45 -0500
From: "winyan" <winyannopsamspring.com>
Subject: Re: options for me


I have a '96 Saab Se 2.0, and it runs fine with no major problems. It's the second saab I've owned, and that one was an '85 900S with over 300k miles on it when I donated it. I got a tax write off of $2400...even at the grand old age of 15. I think a lot depends on if the car is garage kept, and how often you change the oil, and have one major service. I made sure both of mine had the oil changed at 3k, and one major service a year. I, unfortunately have a barn instead of a garage, and not a good place for a car, therefore the car sits outside year after year parked over gravel (and not much of that left), in the NE. Therefore I have had muffler and exhaust system rot outs, and needed an new AC compressor on both cars. But that's it, nothing that would affect usability...I would say hang onto it, and go for the two hour drive once a year. Does this dealer do the loaner car thing? Might be an opportunity to visit places you'd not have seen before. win PS My SO just bought our 3rd Saab, a 2002 9.3...with all the bells and whistles. -- All of this is sacred, and so do not forget. Every dawn as it comes is a holy event, and every day is holy, for the light comes from Wakan-Tanka and also you must always remember that the two-leggeds and four-leggeds and no-leggeds and all other peoples who stand upon this earth are sacred and should be treated as such. Winyan eric d larson <edlarsonnopsamcso.uiuc.edu> wrote in message news:Pine.GSO.4.31.0211200715460.13398-100000nopsamf1.cso.uiuc.edu... > Hi all, I live downstate Illinois. I am in a dilemma and was hoping you > could answer a few questions and give me some input. I will not hold you > to anything except consider it as another option for me. > > In 1997 I bought a 1997 saab 900se 2.0 from a dealer that was about 30 > miles from where I live. I had the car serviced there for everything. The > dealer was great and honest. Well due to economic problems he closed shop > a few months back for good. (I guess honesty was not the way to run a > business) Since then I have been getting my oil changed locally (speed > lube) but I am beginning to worry about other problems occurring now that > I am turning 50000 miles. Or even just having regular services preformed. > Now the closest dealer I can go to is in Indy 2 hours away. There are not > any good service shops locally for my vehicle. So I have been feeling > uncertain about keeping it. I love my car and want to keep it. I hear they > get 200000 miles without any problems. What do you think and would do in > my shoes? > I should let you know it has been a great car. I like the practicality of > it (fold down seats/hatch back, solid, peppy, comfortable, etc.) Do you > think I should keep it even though servicing it will be difficult (let > alone if something major happens to it and I have to have it towed a long > distance to get it fixed) Or look at a different vehicle while I can get > some money out of it? If you think I should get a different vehicle could > you recommend another car that is comparable to it. > thanks eric >

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