Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 22:14:10 +0000
From: (Clive Wilson)
Subject: Re: used '96 vs '98 900's

The 900SE handles better? I'm intrigued. Is this as a result of it being an 'SE' as opposed to an 'S', or a function of it being a '98 instead of a '96 model year? To put it another way, was the suspension (or whatever) improved between the two model years, or does the SE simply designed with a more highly-spec'ed suspension (resulting in a better ride)? I have a '96 900S, which I love dearly, although I must say that sometimes it feels like it just might tip over on some bends. Is it possible to upgrade the suspension on a '96 'S' to the '98 'SE' standard? Many thanks for any enlightenment on the matter. Kind regards, CTW In article <M5Fx4.23732$>, "Todd Meaney" <> wrote: > Depends on how you like to drive. The 900SE is a fast cars that handles very > well. The 900s is also nice, but not as fast, doesn't handle anything like > the SE. I myself own a 96 900SE and like everything about it, though right > now it needs a few seals, blower motor, radio head unit, and clutch (result > of the rear main seal leaking). I think most of the problems I am > encountering are related to the dealer where I bought my car... > > Anyway check out The SE you are looking goes for about $26k > retail and the s for about $16k. > > The short answer is that I think the SE is the much better deal and a lot > more fun to drive. Before buying however find a place you trust to check the > car out. Also if they offer an extended power train warenty, take it. I > bought an additional 3/36 for mine for about $1200, it has already saved me > about $2000. > > > > > Anand Modi <> wrote in message > > > I'm looking for an opinion on what to buy-- i recently lost my beloved > > 92 acura vigor in an accident. I loved that car because it was so unique > > (2.5L inline-5 cylinder engine). So I started looking for a car that was > > just as unique, and in the same general category as my vigor (compact > > 4-door sport sedan). the search led me to my local saab dealer, and i > > was presented with 2 options: > > 1996 900S, ~37K miles, off a 48 month lease. 5 speed: $16,500, auto > > $16,900 > > 1998 900SE Turbo (w/ leather and the like), ~28K miles, off a 24 month > > lease, includes 4 snow tires on rims in addition to normal street tires, > > $21,000 > > > > which is a better deal? is there a substantial difference between the > > turbo and the normally aspirated engines? are there any mechanical > > issues inherent to either model that i should take into consideration? > > thanks > > > > aj > >

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