Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 18:05:59 +0100
From: "tw259" <atsnopsame>
Subject: Re: 91; 9000 2.3Turbo ... advice ...


Hmz, Well all of this seems very interesting but my biggest problem is that i know erm ... quite 0 wich concerns cars and i do not have any kind of possibilities or tools to do any work. I know that this might seem weird but i am eagre to learn about it, which concerns Saab. Until now i have been driving a Impreza, but my problem with that car is that the parts and maintenance are very expencive as much as i have noticed, i have had that car for a year already and i love the all wheel drive, but i need something a little bit bigger due to some hobbies of mine (Snowboarding & Computers). And there i landed rainy day 8/ "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com> wrote in message news:3deb65fd$0$1404$272ea4a1nopsam.execpc.com... > You may also need a new clutch soon if it has a manual transmission. If it > has an automatic, there might be problems waiting there too. I have exactly > the same model (manual transmission), with about the same mileage on it. I > bought it 6 years ago with about 85K miles on it. Since then I have > replaced the exhaust system after the catalytic converter, brakes, battery, > shocks/struts, turbo bypass (hooter) valve, engine mounts, and a couple of > fan speed controllers. Right now I am working on replacing the clutch and > transmission. This sounds like a lot of things, but it hasn't been all that > bad to maintain over 6 years. I have been able to do all the work myself > and buy the parts on the internet, so I have found this to be a very > inexpensive car to maintain. The asking price for the car you are looking > at sounds reasonable - by US standards, so if you like to work on the car > yourself, it could be some low cost fun. > > Walt Kienzle > 1991 9000T > > "bjmpls" <bgmpslnopsamail.com> wrote in message > news:a8b13358.0212011908.773bbae4nopsaming.google.com... > > "tw259" <atsnopsame> wrote in message news:<3de9f339_2nopsam.vo.lu>... > > > Hi guys > > > > > > I went yesterday to see one of those, well it is a model with the 200HP > > > B234L engine, the car looks still quite good and it is an US model of > the > > > car and it has got all the extras you could get for that model on that > year. > > > It has got 125000 Miles on it and new winter tires on, no summer tires > are > > > added, and the owner wants to get rid of it after having it for 3 weeks > > > because he has always driven an A8, and wants to get back to that car. > > > > > > The owner before had it since the beginning and drove with it until > Sept. > > > 2000 and then it was standing in his garage for 2 years, until Sept. > 2002, > > > for whatever reasons. > > > > > > I drove it yesterday and it felt quite good, and pulled like hell > actually > > > but my question is that on what should i pay attention because i will > take > > > that car to the garage on thursday to let it be checked up and i want to > get > > > the opignion of the garagist. > > > > > > The price of the car would be 1750 Euro-s but i am relatively sure that > i > > > could get something still out of it. > > > > > > I would appreciate all information about problems and sicknesses of the > car > > > built in these years because i am quite new to all this "Saab" thing, > but i > > > think i love it already. > > > > > > Greetz > > > > Even if you have a competent Saab mechanic check it over (which you > > MUST do), proceed with extreme caution. Yes, Saab is great when > > everything is working, but it is a car prone to expensive and > > continual repairs. At 125K miles, you are prone to: > > > > 1. Turbo repair/replacement. > > 2. Head gasket failure. > > 3. Heating core burnout. > > 4. Cooling system leaks. > > 5. Exhaust system replacement. > > 6. Odometer failure (cheap part but expensive repair). > > 7. Engine mount replacement. > > 8. Drive belt replacement. > > 9. Numerous vacuum leaks. > > > > I would strongly advise you to stay away unless you so love this car > > that chronic and costly problems can be tolerated. Because the only > > thing more certain than the great and fun driving experience of Saab > > is that sooner or later you will pay through the nose for the > > privilege. > > > > Good luck. > > > > > > > > > > > > Tw Return to Main Index

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