Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 22:32:48 -0800
Subject: Re: need SAAB group feedback on '98 900S . . .

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 Having a descent dealer, however, makes a lot of difference - mine is great, which is what originally made me buy the car over a variety of others, from Nissan Maxima to BMW328.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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