Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 21:14:46 GMT
Subject: Thanks for your advice!

I finally got to drive the car today. The person who owned it did take the car in for all the scheduled maintenence, but I doubt if the work was really done. The engine mounts were obviously shot as the rubber was mostly gone and the engine sat crooked in the compartment. The right side strut didn't look bad or bounce much, but the car pulled to the right badly. The tires were worn evenly so I guess this has something to do with engine mounts instead of the suspension. All the service was performed by the dealer and he had reciepts to prove it. I guess this particular dealer may be just a little crooked. They charged him over $700 just for tires! Thanks again for your advice. I'll keep looking. Brad Rooks In article <7l1aug$kp3$>, wrote: > I've never owned a Saab and would like more info before I join the > club. I'm looking at a 1988 9000 turbo with 86,000 miles for $3500. > The current owner claims fanatical maintenance. > > In my search of this group it would seem that there are problems with > the auto trans not coping with the power of the engine. Can anyone > give more specific info about the auto trans problem? > > Are there any other particular bugs you can advise me of. I would also > like to know about good sources of parts. The car looks nice and > unique, but I'm afraid of expensive repairs and long waits for parts. > > Your advice is appreciated! > > Brad Rooks > > Sent via > Share what you know. Learn what you don't. > Sent via Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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