Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 00:48:50 GMT
From: (Jim)
Subject: Re: Can I trust a used Saab?

"StevenG" <> wrote: >Hi, >I'm interested in buying a used 900 a 96 and up. Are these good cars? I hope >to find one with less than 40k. I would prefer a automatic, but will take a >standard. > >I'd like to know if these are good cars. I'm aware of the higher cost to >maintain these cars, but I don't want to be in the shop all the time. I have >a Civic, which has been great , but I don't like it and feel that I should >have a safer car. Thanks in advance for any help. > >Steve > Saab is one of the safest cars you will find. I recommend pre-94 900 or else go with the 9-3 or 9-5. 9000 on the other hand any year is probably ok. Look for a 98 CSE, this was the last year of the 9000 and the CSE has the hatch plus the big engine. You can probably get a low-miles one for around $26k which is a heluva deal. Else get yourself an Aero - made from 93 to 97. I just got a 97 with 22k miles on it. They rule. 225HP, tons of torque, every conceivable option you can think of, custom seats, etc etc. There were few brought over so they are hard to find at a good price and low miles but they are the best car on the road as far as I'm concerned. I've had Saabs since 1972 and I think they are not much higher to maintain than any car. But like any car - do the maintenance, and it won't be in the shop much. Go to BBS and ask around there.

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