Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 08:40:20 -0400
From: "Christopher Prouty" <chrispnopsamemovethis.net>
Subject: Re: Used Saab Convertible vs New Passat???


The new Passats are nice...but the Saab wins with me hands down. christopher wrote in message <3760E6EF.CDAA8B65nopsamOFFhotmail.com>... > >I'm shopping for a new car and have been looking >seriously at the Passat. A friend of mine has just >gone back to owning a Saab after trying a Subaru outback >and so I've begun to think about Saab. I owned a 1969 96 >(boy, I wish I still had it) and my brother had a 79 99. >I've always liked Saabs (was a fanatic when i had mine) >but have shied away lately because >of price and concerns with reliability. Well, now I've >fallen in love with a 1996 900se convertible I found >on my dealers lot. Will anyone with knowledge of this >car please give me advice? It's a 5-speed. I know my friend >has lots of trouble with the auto gearbox in his 1993 >900s. The top is electric. I noticed the tops in the >new 9-3's are hydraulic. Were the electric tops quirky? >When did GM take over Saab and how does that relate >to a 1996 900? > > >Any idea about what I should pay for a 1996 >900se Convertible 5 speed with 50,000 miles? >It's in really nice shape. > >Thanks for any and all help!

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