Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 19:55:09 GMT
From: "JD" <jd_howenospamlobal.net>
Subject: Re: Newbie question


"Dave Hinz" <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message news:32qva6F3ouelpU1nospamvidual.net... > On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:03:35 -0700, Scott Stephenson <scott.stephensonsonnospamphia.net> wrote: > > Here's the deal- I commute about 135 miles a day (round trip) and need > > something fairly comfortable for a 6' 2" guy. > > 100 miles, 6'3" here. Yup. Only 32 miles one way, but I am 6'8" '87 Saab 9000T auto, Looking for a '94 up CS turbo without a sunroof (headroom) and 5spd John H. > > > I'm looking for something > > reliable and capable of going 120,000 miles over the next five years or so. > > I've always loved Saabs and have the opportunity to get a 99 900 S Turbo > > (109k miles) at a very good price. The car meets all of my requirements, is > > ultra clean and appears to be sound. > > If it's got the 4-cyl, I'd go for it. > > > The questions- if the car is all good off the lot, can I expect it to hold > > up well with the high mileage requirement I have? > > Saabs depreciate -very- fast. That's good for you and I who buy used, > not so good for people who buy new and sell it after 3 years. On a '99, > the previous owner has already taken the depreciation hit for you. > > > If I treat it like a > > member of the family, how many miles could I typically expect to get out of > > it? > > With good treatment, rust will be the deciding factor. 300-500 thousand miles > isn't remarkably high. > > > Are there any problems with this model that I should specifically look > > for? I've heard stories of 400k miles plus, but find it hard to believe. > > Check out the "high mileage saabs" list at: > http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/miles/All.html > I didn't bother to submit my 900 when I traded it in, because it would > have been way down on the tenth page or so. > > Dave Hinz >

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