Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 10:32:32 +0200
From: "Johan LAUWERS" <>
Subject: Re: What should I look when buying a '90 900 conv. w/5spd?

S. heeft geschreven in bericht <7kbneb$1v8$>... >Hey, >I'm gonna look at an 1990 900 Convertible FS near my office. It's got >135,000 miles. I'm not sure if it's a turbo or not. The guy's asking about >$8500 I find it a bit too much. >What should I be checking for? >What major repairs should I make sure have been done? > -Timing Belt? > -Clutch? > -Other Transmission work? Timing belt should be done I think. Make sure everything is checked by a Saab mechanic concerning the transmission and the engine. According to my good friend RCS the roofs are very vulnerable so check that as well. >Should I be concerned about that kind of mileage on the engine? I'm looking >for an everyday car, good for about 20k miles per year. If the car is treated well and serviced as it should you could run it for another 60 or 70000 miles without too much trouble. >Are used engines easy to come by, and what should I budget for used engine >purchase and installation? I can only speak for Belgium, but there are some good engines available but you should consider a serious budget though. It is quite some work and a good engine will cost you something. Johan 83 900 GLi (parting out of this car) 88 900 i 94 9000 CS 94 9000 CSE

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