Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 11:26:52 +0100
From: "stefan bullen" <>
Subject: Re: 89 Saab info needed

In theory, if it had a serious maintenance program, pay the catalogue price for a 5-doors 900i; pay a bit more for turbo or 3-doors version; try not paying too much for extra's In real live, there usually isn't a detailed maintenance list so try to find out IF any major parts on the car were replaced by the previous owner and WHY: transmission bearings, input air mass measurement, lambda-sensor, any oil seals or piston rings, major suspension parts, ... If these replacements were done to solve a problem and actually did solve it, that's ok. But if however some "mysterious" problem, wasn't really solved by an expensive parts replacement, the previous owner may have given up on the car, and you're being ripped off. It sounds like an unlikely story but ... never trust a used cars salesman who won't give up the name of the previous owner !! Some even try to claim privacy laws !! Unfortunately that's the only law they know!! I don't know the 89 model, but convince the seller to have it checked up by a recognised dealer. A computer check (fault diagnosis of motor control system) without any problems showing is a bonus. RWS_1 <> schreef in berichtnieuws #xAWwjCJ$GA.220nopsamnbbsa03... > How do you answer this on a 11 year old car? If it's been maintained it's > probably worth every dime of the price. If it's been abused it might be > worth less than a grand. There great if they've been maintained and > continue to be maintained. > kenang <> wrote in message > news:7v9ug9$371$ > > I am interested in buying an 89 Saab 900 and I was wondering how they > > are on reliability, cost of maintenance and repair parts. Any comments > > or suggestions greatly appreciated. > > > > Thanks > > > > Ken > > > > > > Sent via > > Before you buy. > >

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