Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 14:57:05 +0100
From: "Highwayman" <>
Subject: Re: Buying a 96 900 SE

Hi Folks The problem with the gear lever going all the way over, sounds like a similar problem i had on an '87 9000 manual. The manual gearbox on SAABs have a spring in the gear lever, which pulls a small lever down, which in turn stops you from selecting reverse by mistake. If the spring breaks, then the lever can stay in the upright position causing the gear lever to go all the way to the right, which makes getting into fith a problem, but makes it easy to go into reverse, without first lifting the lever. To cut a long story short. If this is the same problem, the spring costs less that a pound, or $2 plus fitting. Once this is done there should, be no purther problems. Hope this helps. Tom Paterson '89 9000 Turbo Auto 130,000 miles and still going strong. <> wrote in message news:7lun09$2rt$ > Hey Folks, > > I owned an 85 900S years ago and loved the car (except for the > acceleration). So its time to buy a car again and I'm looking for > another Saab. > > I've got a chance to buy a '96 900 SE with about 28,000 Miles on it. > It seems to have just about all the options. What is a fair price? > I've heard about reliability problems on the 94-96 models... is that a > legitimate concern? Anything I should look out for? It has about a > year left on the warranty. Should I consider extending that for a few > years? > > Also, when I tried to put the car into 5th gear the shifter slid all > the way to the right (above reverse). After a few tries I was able to > get it into 5th by not going all the way over. When I turned off the > car I was able to slip it into reverse without pulling up the handle. > The dealer said that they would fix it tomorrow. Is this a big deal? > > Thanks in advance... > Cheers, > Jeff > > > Sent via > Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

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