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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 09:41:41 -0500
From: "James D. Woodside" <jimmy83nopsamnet>
Subject: Re: The Worst Car I've Ever Owned


patrick timlin wrote: > : > : I've got a 1994 900 SE Turbo that I leased in 1994. > > : > Well there is your problem right there, you never had a Saab. You leased > : > a GM Opel. :) That was also a terrible year as it was the first year of > : > the "new" GM Opel. > > : In all seriousness though, is there a real difference in quality > : and overall reliability between the pre-GM and GM 900? > > Well so far the latest model I have owned (and do now) are a pair of 1988s > (one 900 and one 900S), so I can not persoanlly vouch for any of the GM > models. However, it seems to be universally excepted that the 1994 model > of the 900 (the first Opel model) was a disaster and had LOTs of bugs to > work out. > > As far as pre-94 900s are concerned, all my problems seem to be with the > normal stuff you find on every car and have problems with on all cars. > Brakes, exhaust systems, ignored torn CV boots that resulted in me having > to replace the CV joints ;), universal joints, shocks, and stuff like > that. But the engines seems to last FOREVER. My last one (an 84 900) was > literally falling apart and rusting away around the engine, but the damn > engine just wouldn't quit. > > Then there are the Saab specific problems like drooping headliners, > failing heater valves, failing odometers, and stuff like that. > > I think I also recall reading a lot that in 94 and later 900s, the GM 6 > cylinder engine was no were near as nice as the Saab 4 cylinder. > > Comments anyone? > > Patrick Timlin http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/4742/ > ptimlinnopsamities.com My understanding is the 6 cylinder is the only GM developed one. The four cylinder and four cylinder turbo is still the Saab developed one.

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