Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 04:57:45 GMT
From: johnmorgannopsameja.com
Subject: Re: 88 9000 to buy or not to buy


In article <7sdr8u$uc4$1nopsamt.euro.net>, "Harrie van Dijk" <icu08140nopsamnet.nl> wrote: > Looking at a 88 2.0 16v Turbo with leather seats, climate and cruise control > etc etc. Anny suggestions what to look for in regard to future trouble? > > I had a '89 9000 turbo and loved it. But, I had the clutch go out and a wheel bearing go out at about the same time. That was going to run about $2000 American. I was willing to do that, but at about the same time the air conditioning stopped blowing cold air. The gasket was blown. Since here in the US air conditioners with freon are now banned, I couldn't just add a new load of refrigerant. I had to replace the compressor with a new one that uses new types of refrigerant. That was going to cost another $1,200. Suddenly a car that was worth about $8,500 wasn't worth fixing. That's one reason I am now driving a 9-3. I gather you are in the Netherlands. Perhaps you do not have regulations that would prohibit you from servicing the existing air conditioner. But if you do, expect a big cost at some point in the future. Otherwise, if the price is right, it is a wonderful car! Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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