Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 13:09:34 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Buying a 1991 Saab 900S

AHubFord wrote: > > I am considering to buy a 1991 900S 16V, 5speed, with 68000 miles, all records > and well maintaned. I have never owned a Saab, only Volvo's. Is 1991 a lemon > year and how reliable are the Saabs in general. I am having a Saab mechanic > checking the car today. Any tips and help is greatly appreciated. > > Alex If the mechanic knows Saabs he should find anything wrong... The thing to keep in mind is that the '91 S had a 2.1 liter engine which *does* have problems... I don't recall the exact nature of the problem, but as I recall it has something to do with the head not being strong enough and dies... It's sort of an unspoken "feature" on the 2.1l engine... Mileage is the key... apparently they all eventually where out and die. Good luck... personally, I'd recommend getting an '89 or later turbo... great car, no known flaws and a heck of a lot more fun to drive... ;) -Justin '85 900T '90 SPG

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