Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 18:51:53 -0800
From: "Photogenix" <Photognxnopsamcom.com>
Subject: Re: Used Car Advice


Thanks for the insught. I seem to be kind of partial to the NG body style. Are the 9-3's any better? I saw a 25 Anniversay Turbo edition at the dealer last year and I was smitten. Perhaps in a year or two I could find one off-lease. Even the lesser 9-3's really appeal to me. Descisions, decisions. "Grunff" <grunffnopsam.com> wrote in message news:b50avg$244a95$1nopsam52899.news.dfncis.de... > Photogenix wrote: > > > 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. > > > You're asking the wrong guy Anthony - I'm very biased against > NG900s, so I doubt my opinion would be balanced enough. > > Here's what I think anyway, FWIW. The NG900 is an OK car, but > it's a poor Saab. It's full of compromises, including big ones > on safety (the shell isn't even as strong as the C900, a car > first produced in 1979) and on the engine (the V6 is a > completely unmodified GM unit, with little going for it). > > I've worked on many Saabs in my spare time, including a NG900. > Of all the Saabs I've worked on (99s, C900s, 9000s and a NG900) > the NG900 was the one with the least 'Saab' characteristics, and > by that I mean good, logical design, and few compromises. > > Objectively, given the mileage on your car, and the fact that > it's a V6, I'd be looking to sell it - now is a good time, while > it's still running ok. If I were you, I'd look at 9000s, 9^5s, > or if you're feeling adventurous a C900. > > -- > Grunff > -----------== 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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