Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 06:16:12 GMT
From: "Juha Keila" <Juha.Keilanopsam.Nokia.Com>
Subject: Re: 87 Saab 9000 Turbo ?'s


I used to have an 87 Saab 9000 Turbo. As a car it was great. By the time I sold it there were almost 400 000 km behind (with the car, not me). There are few things to check if you intend to buy one: - Body. The bottom edges of doors are the first to get rusty. - Transmission. I had an automatic and there were no problems in it. But they say that in those older models (<'90) there is a problem in automatic that appears suddenly: the 4th gear does not engage anymore. That's an expensive repair. - Engine. The basic engine will run smoothly if it has been treated well. Check that the idle speed is steady and that when you hit the gas or lift your foot off the switch to and from idle speed happens smoothly. That gives you some hints about the fuel injection system and ignition system status. - Swithes behind the wheel. Especially the one use use to switch from low beam to main beam and vice versa. Unfortunately the whole current to head lights runs through that switch and it tends to get quite hot. There is a small flaw in planning the connectors of that switch. Regards, Juha <j_a_c666nopsameja.com> wrote in message news:8mk5fr$fc7$1nopsam1.deja.com... I am considering purchasing an 87 Saab 9000 turbo. It has 123,000 miles, body in great condition, brakes might need to be done, seems to be mechanically sound. what sort of things should i watch out for this year car? All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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