Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 21:41:45 GMT
From: Riff <>
Subject: Re: 9000 2.3 Turbo.

whatever you do, dont get an automatic SAAB anything! Mark Tony Leggatt wrote: > > Dear All. > > I have an 86 900 T16 which is starting to get a little small for my parental > duties of childrens taxi. > My wife has a 9000 non turbo which is nice and big, comfy etc. > Non turbo engine makes it feel just a tad slow though. > We will be replacing the 900 soon as it was only intended as a cheap and > cheerful entry into the world of SAAB's (so I told the wife - actually I had > always dreamed of the type, that turbo boost just doesn't stop giving me a > big grin) and it is a bit of a tired old thing in the bodywork and trim > departments.(still strong at 190 000 Miles +, yeah I know, it's hardly > broken in) > > Anyway to cut to the chase. I was thinking about the 9000 2.3 T in an > automatic with a hatchback body. I do a mix of fiddly city driving and > motorway cruising, hence the auto preference. My wifes is a saloon so no > point in copying that, for the sake of flexibility (I also prefer the look). > I already know that the cabin is just what I am looking for. > > The question is, am I going to get all nostalgic about the 900's performance > or does the 2.3 T come close? > > What is the reliability like? To a certain extent I don't mind regular bills > on a cheapish second hand car it still works out cheaper than buying new, I > just don't want to let myself in for a world full of hurt, so any well known > failings or hints and tips? > > Answers to > > Thanking you in advance > > Cheers > > Tony.

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