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Date: 27 Nov 1997 19:43:37 GMT
From: "Bell" <>
Subject: Re: How reliable are Saabs?

George, I too own an 88 9000S with 140K miles. I just have the auto transmission rebuilt and new engine mount at 130k. The car is still running great but I'm worried that sooner or later other problems will pop up. What were the symptoms of the car that caused you to replace ball joints, timing chain and valve lifters? How much did they cost you? I love my car and plan to keep it as long as it's still running. BTW, my headliner sags too. Regards Bell Geo <> wrote in article <>... > I am very interested in buying a one or two year old used Saab. But every > time I toss the idea out to my friends, I immediately receive just an > onslaught of comments about how I'm in for a slew of breakdowns. What is > everyone's experience with Saab's reliability? > > No they do NOT last forever. That's mostly wishful thinking by Saab owners. > After 125k miles I had to replace ball joints, timing chain, valve lifters, > engine mounts, cam shaft, climate control blower on an 88 9000S. And that's > pretty much stand operating procedure. Oh, and the headliner sags. Do NOT > get a high mileage car thinking you will save money; you probably won't. > People don't get Saabs for fun not because they're particularly reliable. > Do not get a 900. Check Consumer Reports. > -George >

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