Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 12:16:42 -0800
From: "Calvin Cheng" <>
Subject: '95 Saab 9000CS for $15700

Hi guys, I am looking into the above. I have been planning to buy a new Subaru Legacy GT wagon. I chose the Subaru wagon (with 5-speed) because I want something big enough and safe enough for me to go skiing in, and yet is fun enough for my long daily commutes. My main gripe with the Subaru is that it is a souped up econobox even though it handles very well and is very fun to drive. Audi Quattros would have been good except used ones are really hard to come by and normally only in sedan form. I have always loved Saabs but never owned one, and I thought this looks like a decent buy. It feels like an expensive car unlike the Subaru and drives better than comparable FWD Audis. Unfortunately, since I don't know too much about Saabs and haven't done my research, I would like to hear from you guys. Here's the lowdown: Car has 39500 miles. It's a lease return and sold by a part time car dealor. The major service work on the car has been done at a big Saab repair shop which is owned by the partner of this car dealor. Car feels like new and drives like new. This is the low end 170hp model with automatic. Options: leather seats, moonroof. It seems like a few people want to look at the car (although that's the dealor's word). It's difficult for me to get somebody to do a thorough inspection at this point. I'm going to the shop to have them jack up the car for me to check for leaks and other visible problems. I will also ask for another test drive to look out for brakes, alignment etc. I will then check out all the other features (wipers, lights etc) of the car. Then I'll look at the service records and the title. If everything goes well, I'll give him a deposit. The bumper-to-bumper warranty has run out. The emissions warranty is still in place till 60K miles (or ~1 year). The dealor offers a 6-month warranty. What should I make sure is on the warranty? Are there other things I should look out for? Thanks Calvin '89 Audi 80 FWD and dying '96 BMW M3 hopefully the Saab will replace the Audi in the lineup.

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