Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 09:42:05 -0700
From: "Myles J. Swift" <>
Subject: Re: Brakes $$$

If it is time for calipers to be rebuilt this price is not out of line. Myles Justin VanAbrahams wrote in message <362CF47C.43EBnopsamnet>... >Lynnie Henderson wrote: >> >> I have a 92 900S automatic. The brakes are at 15% according to the >> dealer. Then he quoted a price of $400! Is this normal? I'm sure I've >> had brakes since I've had the car, but I don't remember that kind of >> price. (Please copy me on e-mail if you post an answer - thanks) > > >Brake pads are not very expensive - $20 or so per corner. >Rotors, however, are quite pricey and cost well over $100 each >(for genuine Saab parts). I am guessing that the $400 estimate you >received was probably for two front rotors and all four sets of pads. >If that's the case, $400 is a reasonable amount. Depending on the >mileage of your car and how you drive it, new front rotors may be a >good idea. > >If you're concerned, I'd take the car elsewhere for a second >opinion, or ask the dealer to show you what's wrong the current >setup. > >-Justin

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