Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 20:17:00 -0000
From: "Pete Bennett" <>
Subject: Re: need SAAB group feedback on '98 900S . . .

I had a 900S until last summer when I left my job (oddity about the UK - some of us get company cars with our jobs... it's tough, but someone's got to have one) I really liked it and thought I'd buy another one, but opted for a 9000. I wish I'd stayed with the 900 now, but I'm very fond of the 9000, I just liked the 900 a little more. See if you can persuade the dealers to throw in an extended warranty, the warranties here in the UK are very good and some places are starting to give three year ones could be worth it. My 9000 has had some new gearbox parts (nothing nasty, just an unpleasant noise) which would have cost me a bit, but the warranty covered it. wrote in message <>... >Jdtobin3 wrote: >> Hi SAAB folk, I need your help! >> My local SAAB dealer is offering some great deals on 900S 3-Door Hatchbacks. I >> had not been considering SAABs before due to expense, and was planning on >> getting a '98 Accord V6. Well, I drove a 98 900S Turbo today and was very >> impressed. I'm really considering this car now (sorry Honda), but would like >> some feedback from net-savvy SAABians! >> >I have a '97 900SE. Love it, had it through European delivery and drove >it in Germany at 125mph. Very fun car, and very practical. > >As far as maintenance, from what I know it is reasonable as far as price >goes. You WILL need to follow maintenance schedule thoroughly though; >these cars, unlike Hondas, need to be taken care of. However, if they >are taken care of, they will take you into 300k miles, by which time a >Honda would have rotten away. > >If you hear rumors that Saabs are unreliable, this is BS. They are no >more unreliable than Hondas. Having a descent dealer, however, makes a >lot of difference - mine is great, which is what originally made me buy >the car over a variety of others, from Nissan Maxima to BMW328. > >Buy it and enjoy! > >> How do y'all like your SAABs? Is $24,500 a good deal for a 98 900S 3-Door with >> manual transmission, leather & sunroof? Are tune ups, maintenance etc >> expensive on these cars? Any advice, feedback, ranting & raving would be >> appreciated! :-) >> >> Thanks to all, I'll be sure and check this group regularly . . . >> >> Regards, >> >> John >> >> John Tobin >> jdtobin3nopsamcom >> >> PowerBook 2300c >> Austin, TX USA

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