Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 19:41:52 -0500
From: "Rod" <rodhoggnospamnet>
Subject: Re: 1996 Saab 900S


"Bubba" <young321nospamsouth.net> wrote in message news:w3iAi.45168$Lu.44937nospamews8.bellsouth.net... > Thanks Gordy, > Thats about what I was thinking, but its good to get confirmation. > Another thing that makes me a tad nervous about this particular car, when > I opened the trunk, there was obvious rust on the spare wheel. So there > has been water in the trunk. There is also a musty smell in the trunk. > Not so obvious in the front. Anyway, I strongly suspect the car has been > in a flood. I think I'll pass on this one. > > Thanks > > > "Gordy" <nospamnospamam.net> wrote in message > news:46d19402$0$15388$4c368fafnospamrunner.com... >> First, give the dealer $3000 - $3500 for the car. If he won't let you >> have it for that price, there is nothing to worry about... >> >> Second, if you get the car (no matter the price) be ready to pay a lot of >> money for repairs and especially for parts, that is, if they are >> available. >> >> So, if you can get the car for say $3000 - $3500, don't worry about the >> second part :) >> >> >> "Bubba" <young321nospamsouth.net> wrote in message >> news:gIfAi.27689$U24.4729nospamews5.bellsouth.net... >>> We are looking for a first car for our 18-year-old son. A local used >>> car lot has a 1996 900S with 108,000 miles. Our son really likes the >>> car. I'm unfamiliar with Saabs. What sort of maintenance issues might I >>> expect from this car? It has an automatic transmission. Also, the >>> dealer is asking $5,800 for the car. I checked the NADA website and >>> they appear to value the car at around $3,800. What is a realistic >>> price for this vintage? I'm in Mississippi. >>> >>> Thanks >>> >> >> > > being that you are from MS it's probabaly a good call about car being in a flood. If I was looking for a used car even here in nebraska i would be on the lookout for signs of flood damage. rod

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