Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:43:50 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob  <>
Subject: Re: 900 SE '05.94 2.5V6

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 16:10:45 -0400, "Chris Campbell" <> wrote: >The V6 is a very smooth engine with a lot of torque and >power, plus it does not suffer from 'turbo lag' A definite advantage. It's one of the reasons I won't buy an auto tranny on a turbo. >The only real downfall I've had with the engine itself is the >timing belt, which has to be changed every 30,000miles (I've found an >independant shop that will do it for $300-400). FYI - Saab will do the first three for free. Some dealers insist that you buy the corresponding 30/65/90K service. It probably costs $500usd for that service so you have to decide if it's worth it. In case no one mentions it, you MUST replace the timing belt at the rec intervals or it WILL fail and you WILL pay $3-6K to fix your motor. >There is a suspension >upgrade for the 94 900 that brings it up to 95 and later specs (no sure >exactly how much different it is). I just had that done (The old suspension >was starting to show its age) and the car drives like a DREAM now! Its like >you're floating on a cloud. If the NG900 has a lot of miles, you could probably use a few front strut parts. Replacing the stock shocks with Koni's is a major improvement. You can also do the springs if you want to go hog wild about handling. There are a few other things that can go wrong on an NG900, but nothing earth shattering. If it has a manual tranny (did the V6 come with a manual ?) then the clutch is a little on the expensive side ($1k) to replace. Other than that, there are no major wear items. Check for any vibrations at speed since there could be bent wheels or other issues. Look for one that was well maintained Bob

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