Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 12:16:15 +0000
From: Peter Adams <>
Subject: Re: Old Saabs vs New Saabs

In article <366BA677.9F721A36nopsamcom>, Paul Smith <psmithnopsamcom> writes >True words indeed! > >After experiencing an '85 90 (mine), an '86 900 (friends) and a '96 900 >(girlfriends dads), I'm convinced that something drastically changed with the >GM takeover. > When I foolishly - stupidly - idiotically - sold the 1985 900 GLS that I had owned for 8 years, and that only had 70,000 miles on the clock, I spent two years regretting it. After working my way through a Vauxhall Senator and a Jaguar Sovereign, I realised that I would never be happy until I got another Saab, so I bought a 1996 9000. Oh dear. All the lovely little quirks had gone and it was just - another car. I started looking for an older 900, but all of a sudden they had disappeared from the second hand car market. According to the local agents, this is because the owners realise they can't be replaced and are hanging on to them. It took me over a year to find my present 1989 900i (70,000m), but when I drove it home, I was like a dog with two tails. Even the thought of the money I had lost along the way did not wipe the smile from my face. I have learned my lesson and will not make that mistake again. The only car that can replace an older 900 is another older 900. -- Peter Adams Lincolnshire, England

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