Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 12:28:00 +0000
From: Paul Appleyard <>
Subject: Re: 9000 2.3 Turbo.

Rest assured, the performance is fine! In article <o7cx2.3860$bx1.248nopsames>, Tony Leggatt <> writes >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. > > -- Paul Appleyard Corresponding member of the ATA

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