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Re: thoughts on letting go?

Posted by JerseySaab [Email] (#666) [Profile/Gallery] (more from JerseySaab) on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:20:23 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: thoughts on letting go?, Matt, Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:26:48
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Tough decision to make. Probably you have to be really stubborn or highly devoted to daily drive a 9000 at this point. I do almost all of my own work which changes the financial side of things though. Most of the things you mention I'd do myself (some I have done) which means just paying for the parts.

I did come to a crossroads on my '97 CSE though when the automatic transmission failed nearly 2 years ago. Although it drives great, the reality is that it's a rusty high-mileage car that is just not worth what it would have cost for a shop to handle the job. A tip here on Saabnet about an inexpensive junkyard transmission, and installing it myself, gave the car a stay of execution. I'm still driving it but have to say that it will be done with the next really big problem. (Not stuff like brakes, exhaust, axles, etc. - but if the engine blows or this trans gives out, or if something hits it and does major damage, then I'm afraid it'll be curtains.)

When I thought I'd be replacing the 9000 with another daily driver I was looking primarily at 9-5 wagons.




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