Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 06:18:52 GMT From: fakenamenopsamspring.com (chris) Subject: Re: Saab newbie seeks advice..
In 1985 the turbo got a 16 valve engine and in 1986 all US SAABs got the 16 valve engine. If this car is not a turbo then don't buy it. The auto is much slower than the 5-speed, however, the turbo would make up for this. The non turbo 88 should have the 16 valve engine and new it had about 160 horse power. The 88 turbo had 195 horse power. IMHO ofcourse -CH On Sat, 16 May 1998 22:43:21 -0700, "Vince Lupo" <vjluponopsamcom> wrote: >I have always wanted a Saab since I 1st went to the dealer and drove a new 99EMS. I've even talked a friend into buying one (he loved it!).Now I'm finally ready, I hope. > >I'm looking at an 88 900 3 door on Sunday. It has one drawback for me and that's the automatic trans. Is this a problem area on these cars? What should I look for in terms of the condition of the trans. Also any other things to look for on the car. I assume this is an 8 valve, right? > >I'm a little concerned because it sounds like the owner and the one previous to him are both non-enthusiasts. This probably means poor maintenance. > >Any advice fairly soon would be appreciated. > >Thanks, > >Vince