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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!
1999 9-3 SE auto (daily driver)
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (soon to leave)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
2000 9-3 SE (RIP)
Posts in this Thread:
- Beginning to thin the herd, Noel , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:56:062
- Was at Bar Harbor, ME. SAABs!, Norm9-5, Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:07:13
- Beginning to thin the herd, Part 2, Noel , Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:08:40 <-- Viewing This Message
- Ship one to your Daughter in NZ - I'm serious, MI-Roger , Mon, 25 Jun 2018 04:33:58
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