Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 22:51:55 -0400
From: "Joseph M. Bell" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900s needs new transmission - opinions?

I'm dealing with the exact same situation. I have an eight valve, 1988 Saab 900 and I found out today that I need anywhere from $1600 to $1800 worth of transmission repairs on a manual trans. I've decided to get it fixed since I've already got about $4500 invested in it at only 109K miles. Of course I hate to have to spend that kind of money on a 10 year old car, but if I bought another used car for $3000 or $4000, I may be faced with the same problem a year on down the road. At least with my car, I know that everything else is in good working order. Good Luck with your decision. wrote: > I have a 1988 Saab 900s that needs a new transmission. The car is in decent shape with a new > clutch, brakes and other new parts except for the power steering mechanism which leaks a bit. > The car has 120,000 miles on it and I am told by a number of local shops that the engines last > for 200,000 or so and that the transmission is the weakest part of the car. I went through all > this in 1975 with a 1968 96. I ended up junking the 96. Anyone have any opinions on fixing the > transmission for $1800 or just scraping the whole thing as it is currently our third car. > Opinions anyone? Please reply to > > Thanks for the help and opinions!

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