Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:40:50 GMT
From: (Peter Wilkins)
Subject: Re: Tips for purchasing 92 or 93 900S??

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999 20:33:35 -0800, Ted <> wrote : >I'm considering buying either a 92 or 93 900S snip >Any advice would be appreciated. Also, although I'm >inclined to stay away from the turbo model, I'm interested >in what people have to say about repair/maintenance in that >area -- how long before a major turbo overhaul is >typically due? I refused to buy a turbo Saab for many years too, thinking they would be unreliable or expensive to maintain, and stuck with the standard donks. I was stupid. The turbo's are great. No noticeable lag, at least on the low boost models, oodles of power, and they are about as reliable and long lasting as the engine block. In other words, if anyone has a problem with the turbo during the life of the car, they would be unlucky, or else they thrashed the car badly - eg driving using a two position accelerator. (on or off, with nothing in between) and not allowing the turbo to cool down before switching off, if it has been working hard. With the 9-3 and 9-5, you don't even have to do that - just forget you have a turbo. So if you have a turbo model available as one of your choices, don't dismiss it just because it's a turbo. I'm not aware of any serious problems affecting later year editions of the same model Saabs, 99's or 900's, so everything else being equal, I'd go for the later model. OTOH, if the 93 has done 120,000 miles under a hell raiser driver then the 92 might be a better option. it all depends on the condition of the respective cars. Good luck. -- _--_|\ Peter Wilkins Email : / \ 2/24 Cove Avenue Phone/Fax : +61 2 9977 2395 \_.--._* MANLY, NSW, 2095, Mobile: 0411 525 273 v AUSTRALIA

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