Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 08:57:30 -0700
Subject: Re: 86 900 3dr 5sp, 96K punched front end, opinions? -LONG

Wow! $5-$6K! I find that hard to believe. I bought my '86 4 years ago for $3150. It has 130K miles on it now, but is in excellent shape and well taken care of. I've had it in the paper once or twice for $3200 - not one call. Scandia figured it was worth about $3500 a year ago. $5-$6K seems like a stretch, but if that is the case, I should have bought two 900's, eh? Maybe Carter was quoting what they would TRY to get for a used car on their lot? In any case, good luck with it... In article <6bc2in$f2b$>, (Kip Hauch) wrote: > In article <>, > <> wrote: > >Given the market (I have an '86 900 - also repaired at Scandia) can you > >make an argument to your insurance company to pay more than blue book? I > >can't imagine the car being worth more than $3000-$3300, so spending $3500 > >to fix it hardly makes sense. With the salvage title, you might be lucky to > >get even $3000, since it will be obvious to anyone that the car has been > >substantially damaged. > > > >Wouldn't it be cheaper - in any case - to just take the money and buy > >another car?? > > Believe it or not, the replacement > cost for an 86 900 with less than 100K > with all the recent mechanical work > is more like $5 - 6K according to > Carter, and Hazelett Saab (+/- $500) > They're hard to come by, and go quickly. > > Anyway, the damage turns out to be more > like $4500+ so repair appears to be out of the question. > > Anyone want to buy the " salvage "? -> > > excellent engine and 5sp tran, w/96K > heated seats that work > good glass > 4 P20575R15's with 75% tread left > > basically everything > except bumper, grille, hood > LF quarter panel, and radiator. > >

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