Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 15:56:44 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Auto Longevity


redonald wrote: > > Alot of you out there advise to stay away from 900 automatics, has anyone > anything good to say, i'm currently on 118k miles 88 900 8i auto. Has any > one made it past say 150k miles and what are the tell tale signs that the > trans is nearing its end? I drive mine about 3 hrs a day in London traffic, > theres just no comparison to this type of driving over a manual gearbox, > less stress, rage - more calm, relaxed!!! The motorway drive could do with > 5th but all in all i'm very happy to sit at 90 to100mph ( 2 speeding > tickets - way over - with my 900 8T before traded ) > > TIA Richard On a non-turbo Saab you can probably expect a lot of miles out of the automatic before anything bad happens. Usually the naturally-aspirated cars have longer-lived trannies due to less stress on the drivetrain... Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it for many miles to come, but it is advisible to make sure you change the fluid regularly... 15k to 30k - somewhere in there. -Justin

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