Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 22:02:44 +1000
From: "Wayne Murray" <P.M.Anopsamond.com>
Subject: Re: Some 900se questions


The '98 Saab definetly is a fully galvanised body. <malcolm532nopsameja.com> wrote in message news:7tsr88$rvq$1nopsam1.deja.com... > In article <lUaM3.2084$p4.306472nopsamoon3.rdc-detw.rr.com>, > "Richard Wagenknecht" <richwnopsamllisys-mn.com> wrote: > > I've been considering a used 98 900se. I have a few questions I hope > some of > > you can answer. > > > > I'm a little suspect of Saab's reliability. My father a 88 9000 that > among > > other things needed a new cylinder head at 90,000 miles - a little > expensive > > as you might imagine. Is the reliability of the turbo engines good? > > > I also couldn't get a straight answer about the corrosion protection > of > > Saabs. Is the 900 body galvanized like the Audis and VWs? Or is it > just some > > spray on protection? > > > > Finally, what do you like/dislike about the car? Would you buy > another one? > > > > Thanks, > > Rich > 9000 seem to have a worse life for some unknown reason. > > The turbo is no worse than any other turbo car, It's how you treat > them, ie not going flat out when cold, letting it idle for a couple of > minutes after a long hard run.... > Make sure it has a full service history. > > No they are not galvanised > > Dislike - the loss of the old shape (another jelly mold on the road) > dislike - the fact it's a GM product, the floorpan is a Vauxhall Vectra > (Opel Vectra) > Dislike - Steep A-pillar (windscreen) leads to blind spots for the > hieght challenged, my good lady!? > > Like - Drives and handles well > Like - Turbo's go like stink. > Like - Safest car in it's class > > Alternatives, Audi A6, A4. VW/Skoda Passat/Octavia. 2nd hand pre 94 > (old shape) 900. Volvo v70 > > Me - I'd find the best pre 94 900 turbo I could find, worry about > condition and service history and not the mileage. > > 1986 900 164,000 miles and still going well, bit tatty now > 1991 900 16v 118,000 miles, seen a hard life, but in recovery. > > Malc > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > Before you buy.

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