Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 20:50:05 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Need used Saab purchase advice


If you don't want to spend $300 on each headlight, get an '86. The headlight changed in 1987 to the aerodynamic, molded in type. The driver side cannot be installed on the passenger side. The '86 uses the standard 6x7 headlight available for about $5.99, or at least it was the last time I bought them. The choice of transmissions will raise a great cry from both camps. I was told by a Saab dealer that the automatic transmissions in the '80s Saabs will not last as long as the manuals. Their experience has been that most Saabs still running from the '80s are manuals. I know that there will replies that say this is a pack of lies and hersey etc. But it is something to at least think about. If you want to have fun, off-road preferably, I believe you would want an '88. My '86 has the parking/emergency brake on the front-wheels. The later models have the parking/emergency brake on the rear wheels. This makes it much easier to induce a rear end slide. I did not say this comes highly recommended, but you did mention something about fun and driving. Swrush wrote: > Greetings- > > I'm in the market for a used Saab. I'd like to spend less than $3K. Any > specific model recommendations? I want a Saab because they are safe, good in > the snow and fun to drive. I don't think I want a Turbo cuz they are big $ to > fix, I'm told. How about an '87 or '88 900S? What was the last year before > ABS? Models/years to avoid? > > Many thanks, > Steve > SWRushnopsamcom

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