Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 23:27:13 -0800
From: "Photogenix" <Photognxnopsamcom.com>
Subject: Re: Used Car Advice


"darkpoter" <darkpoternopsamail.com> wrote in message news:zFjda.2070$945.6533nopsamnn1.netcom.ca... > I know of a couple 89+ turbo for sale here in ottawa that you might find > interesting.. > All of em are in good shape. You would also have good luck in montreal. > > Matt > > Thanks Matt. I'll have to see if I can get a decent price before I go shopping. I had it listed at $5900 last fall and didn't get even one call. I paid $6500. Probably too much, but as I said, it was my first Saab, and purchased on a whim. Any ideas on what a reasoable price would be? > "Photogenix" <Photognxnopsamcom.com> wrote in message > news:3e73e452_4nopsam-goliath.newsgroups.com... > > > > "Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message > > news:BA996797.4612%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk... > > > in article 3e73a435_1nopsam-goliath.newsgroups.com, Photogenix at > > > Photognxnopsamcom.com wrote on 16/03/2003 01:26: > > > > > > > Hey Grunff, > > > > > > > > You got me thinking whether I should hang on to my '94 900S V6. I > bought > > the > > > > car in Aug of 2001 on a whim. I knew nothing of Saabs, but my mechanic > > who > > > > serviced it occaisionally said it was a pretty good car. > > > > It had quite a few issues before I bought it, which the owner > explained > > to > > > > me. eg. tranny, water pump, belt, tensioner and other sundry items. > All > > > > fixed by the dealer. > > > > As it now has 215,000 kms, I pretty much drive it wondering what will > go > > > > next. AC condenser is gone, as are the heated seats, cruise, and the > > > > traction control. > > > > The flipside is the engine is strong, the car still looks good, rides > > great, > > > > and feels solid. And what's more, I think I've become a life-long Saab > > guy. > > > > Should I keep this car? > > > > I know there's alot of people in this NG who can give me valuable > > insight. > > > > Sorry for the ramble. Thanks. > > > > > > Since Gruff has now answered, I must second his opinion. The GM 900 is a > > > good car, just like many manufacturers of the day. Your mileage is > perhaps > > > testament to a good driver rather than the engineering though. > > > > > > I understand you bought your GM 900 as your first Saab and loved it. As > a > > > (now) Saab lover, I would (as Grunff) advise getting shot of the beast > and > > > buy a real Saab. The 9000s and the classic 900s are no doubt plentiful > > where > > > you are. Older ones (which are very few and far between in the UK - > okay, > > so > > > I pass a gorgeous orange 96 about a mile away on the way to work), but > you > > > might find a good "real" classic Saab to play with. The classic 900 is a > > > great car and I really mean "great" - you won't regret buying one. > > > > > > After my divorce, I came down from a "better" car to a '88 Saab 900 > Turbo > > > and I got bitten. I've had two more (classics) since and can't imagine > > that > > > I won't be without one for some years to come. My Orca is just <no real > > > words to explain>fantastic</no real words to explain>. > > > > > > Go on Photo' - you've got to do it! > > > > > > Paul > > > > > > 1989 900 Turbo S > > > http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ > > > > > Such encouraging words! > > > > A turbo is definitely in my future. But alas, living here in the Great > White > > North, with Toronto's salt encrusted roads, makes it almost impossible to > > find a car over eight yrs. old who's body hasn't been eaten at. Not to > > mention wear and tear. It would have to be immaculate as my patience, > > wallet, and mechanical abilities do have their limits. > > > > So while I've always admired the Classic's uniqueness, and can appreciate > > your fondness for them, I think I'll be sticking to the newer versions. > > > > I just hope I'm not depriving myself of the "real" Saab experience. > > > > Anthony > > > > > > > > > > -----------== Posted via Newsfeed.Com - Uncensored Usenet News > ==---------- > > http://www.newsfeed.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! > > -----= Over 100,000 Newsgroups - Unlimited Fast Downloads - 19 Servers > =----- > > -----------== Posted via Newsfeed.Com - Uncensored Usenet News ==---------- http://www.newsfeed.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----= Over 100,000 Newsgroups - Unlimited Fast Downloads - 19 Servers =-----

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