Date: 27 Sep 1998 02:51:04 GMT
From: "Cooper Valentine" <>
Subject: Re: 91' 9OOOS,in for the long haul?

Hint... SAAB is an acronym. SAABs Are Always Broken. But we do love them so... woof. CIRCUITS wrote in article <6ubt47$e0q$>... > Recently, I went from a Mazda Rx-7 to my first Saab. It's a 91' 9000s 2.3 > with auto trans, and 89,000 miles. Unfortunately,it started making a > metallic rattle sound at low RPM and idle. On top of this, it whines. The > shop I took it at said the rattle was in the torque converter and the whine > was the front transmission hydraulic pump. In NG's opinion does this sound > accurate? Cost for the repairs=$1,300 installed. Also, after I bought the > car, I have heard that Saabs have horrible transmissions and approx. 80% > need repair after 90,000 miles. Is this true and if the repairs I have > described are made, will my 9000 be OK for years to come. My previous car > had an engine that died, I don't want a car that will be riddled with > problems in the future. Your input is much appreciated. > SCBJ > > >

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