Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 23:33:06 GMT
From: "Lars" <dnopsamt>
Subject: Re: why are used saabs so cheap?


That's a somewhat pessimistic reply I think. The car only had just over 100K on the meter...it can give you a lot of trouble-free fun too... Lars Buddy Donnelly wrote in message ... >Recently, jw <johnwebster1nopsamhlink.net> wrote: > >> Why are Saabs so cheap? I bought a 1984 900 S for $850 (only 103K mi.), >> admittedly a bargain, but you still see them listed for like $2000. This >> seems like a bargain for a car like this. Mine has absolutley no >> problems. Did I get a deal? >> >> If not, why are they so cheap? I shopped around for quite some time >> before buying the Saab. The price seems too low. > >That price is just about right, by the way. But unless you are >extremely handy and knowledgable about SAABs, you can expect to budget >at least $250 per month of ownership to cover shop charges. > >Every month you don't have to pay the shop, you should put it in the >bank. The shop will get it in the end. > >Whenever buying a used car that cheap, keep it in nice shiny condition >until you've had a chance to wring it out, get familiar with its >faults as well as its strengths, and make sure you want to keep it, >and keep paying to keep it. While it's new to you and still shiny and >clean, you can resell it and get your investment back without too much >trouble. (I'd do *at least* a compression leakdown test on the engine, >I think.) >-- > >Good luck, > >Buddy > >Buddy Donnelly >donnellynopsamabay.rr.com > >

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