Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 18:02:29 GMT
From: Ramin <>
Subject: Re: Saab's reliablity.

I got 185,000 very trouble free miles from my '89 9000 CD Turbo. Then all hell broke loose, but nothing unexpected. I don't think that repairs were much expensive than other European cars. Ramin Matt Anderson wrote: > I've pretty much decided that I'm going to get a used Saab. (Unless > another European catches my eye and is the right price, VW maybe.) So I've > been reading a lot of messages in the list, and tonight I talked to a Saab > Driver. > He said that he had an '83 (manual) that he bought with 23 miles on it, > he had very few problems with it until 300,000 miles when a little old lady > pulled out in front of him. He then bought an '86 (automatic) that he drove > until 187,000 miles until the transmission gave out and he got a Jetta. > Is this type of reliability I can expect from an '80's Saab? Our local > repair shop is very expensive, but they "get the job done soon, and get it > done to OEM or better." How difficult are small repairs on Saabs? I plan > on doing my own. > Thanks for any help.

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