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Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 15:42:18 -0500
From: "Jerry R. Brady" <>
Subject: Re: When to shoot an old SAAB?

Just one thought: The next time you buy a used car, have your mechanic inspect it thoroughly and you won't have to worry about expensive surprises... > I recently bought an '87 9000S. Overall it was well taken care of but some > of the catch-up maintenance is starting to cause me to reconsider. > The problems according to my mechanic (whom I trust) is a clutch that should > be replaced, an OEM timing chain idler that he recommends being replaced, > shot motor mounts that should be replaced, leaking oil pump....above list of > repairs will take over $2,000. My options are to sell it and try again, repair > it and drive it, or > live with it and let it continue to deteriorate. Any thoughts? Jerry '99 9-3 SE

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