Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 22:29:16 -0700
From: "Sir Me" <>
Subject: Re: 1990 BMW conv vs. 1990 Saab conv

The BMW 325iC is at the lower end of the BMW lines. The 3 series is the smallest. This model compensates for that by being fuel injected (most likely your new SAAB will be as well) and being a coupé. Having a 2.5L engine on a small car like that (the three series, I believe can go as low as 1.7) will give it some balls that a non-Turbo 900 wouldn't have. With turbo (assuming it still works), the SAAB will be a good match (with more oomph and character). BMW parts are even more expensive than SAAB and are equally difficult to find a competent mechanic to fix. BMW goes on and on about "top technology." This scares most mechanics, and doesn't really hold that much water anyhow. The Saab 900 series seems to be all around less expensive to repair than the 9000s. A '90 Saab still has character. That's when Saabs were still Swedish (were they having stuff made in Finland and Austria then yet?). In any case, you'll see a lot more parts that say "made in Sweden" than GM! You'll have a real Saab; one that will turn heads. I have a picture of a '90 900 as wallpaper. They are pretty sweet. The classic SAAB look is very present in them, but they still offer the comforts and reliability of modern cars. The BMW, however, will maintain its resale value with less depreciation than the SAAB because of name brand. Kind of like Sony products vs. JVC. On the plus side, then, the Saab is probably less expensive right now and is a better car and will turn more heads than a lame BMW that now looks old and common. My three bits, -Chris Shawn Bernard <> wrote in message > I am considering buying a 10 year old European convertible. My choices > are the BMW 325iC and the Saab 900 Turbo convertible. > > What are the pros and cons of these two cars? > > Thanks, > > Shawn

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