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Beginning to thin the herd, Part 2
Posted by Noel [Email] (#876) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Noel) on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:08:40

In Reply to: Beginning to thin the herd, Noel [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:56:06
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My elder daughter who has been driving the '00 9-3 SE (~265K miles) has pulled the trigger on a used Honda Fit. She gets it this week. Definitely not a Saab, but a decent small car. I'd like her in something bigger, but she likes the size, capacity and that it's a hatchback.

She's bummed that the seats are not like the Saab chairs she's had for the past 13 years, but she likes the flexible interior and 30-36 mpg-- and that it has only 66K miles on it. She got a good deal because it is a 5-speed and the dealer wanted to move the beast. Doesn't seem too bad... one non-smoking owner, service records, new tires and brakes, 60K service just done. She also snagged a 3-year warranty. She'd been thinking about a Subie but had heard too much about head gasket problems (and costs) so decided a Subie might not be a good move, at least for model years within her price range, and they all had 100k or more on them.

And while I will probably have to do some things to the Fit as they come up, my Saab herd is thinning out a bit. Her '00 was getting to be a problem, so it's OK to see it go. I think we're gonna donate the 9-3 and sell off some spares I have in the garage.

And I still have 3 Saabs, so Saab-life goes on!

_______________________________________ Noel 1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (daily driver) 2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's) 1999 9-3 SE auto (younger daughter's) 2000 9-3 SE 5 speed (elder daughter's) 1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP) 1995 9000 CS (sold) 1996 9000 CS (RIP)


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