Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 20:07:00 +0200 From: RCS <e9225126nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at> Subject: Re: 89 900 turbo convertible.
There can´t be a clear YES... It depends on the car and what you are expecting. If you decide for the SAAB then take it for a test drive and test if you are satisfied with the acceleration of the car cause the auto transmission is (##%"$!!) .. not built for fast car races.. If you are a faster driver and don´t always want to cruise along the streets then maybee I´d take the Audi with the stick shift. Saab and Audi are very close - SORRY! No clear 'yes' for the Saab cause of the auto trans. but I´d normally prefer the Saab. Greetings, RCS (1993 900 turbo convertible) Nathan : > Thanks for the advice. This car does have a/c. I have narrowed my search > to 2 cars. The aforementioned Saab is the first. I am a little wary of the > auto transmission, but it has been serviced regularly and is in good shape. > With only 73k, I think it probably has a good chance of going a while > longer. My other choice is a 91 Audi 90 20-valve quattro 5sp sedan with > about 155k. Both cars are very well maintained and in the same price range > (just under $6k, US). I know this is a Saab group, but I will pose the > question anyway: All things being equal, is the Saab a better choice? > > Thanks, Nathan > > "RCS" <e9225126nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at> wrote in message > news:39845F03.72AEF001nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at... > > Forget the AUTO tansmission!!!! I´d take a past 1991 model cause it has an > SRS > > (airbag), very often AC (climate) and I´d prefer the turbo or at least the > S low > > pressure turbo version! > > The roof is a great deal - it´s very expensive when you take an original > part > > (3500U$ without garage) > > Of course have a look at the gear box and the brake rotors are often > faded. > > On turbo models there are sometimes vacuum leaks (stalling after full/no > > throttle) an the AIC valve sticks sometimes. > > Also the engine rests are sometimes broken on turbo models. > > But the car is very solid and always a good deal... > > > > Greetings, RCS > > > > Nathan > > > > > It's an auto. Not sure which engine. I'll be driving it later this > week. > > > It is now at the lot being serviced. It's had a Complete 60k service > > > already performed (including transmission service & brake flush) and a > New > > > exhaust system. It has service records. It's been serviced by the > seller > > > (owns a euro car service business) So far, the only current problem I > know > > > of is in the interior - the dash is cracked. I'm assuming it is not a > 16 > > > valve, but I will find out this week. > > > > > > Thanks - Nathan > > > > > > "Nate t. G." <ngoddardnopsamnect.net> wrote in message > > > news:397d7bea.0nopsamy.powercom.net... > > > > hello, > > > > what engine and tranny? do they have service records (or are they > > > > DIY'ers)? > > > > > > > > -- > > > > Nate t. G. > > > > > > > > '87 900 Turbo 16v > > > > Athlon 650 - NT/W2K > > > > > > > > > > > > "Nathan" <nospamnopsamam.com> wrote in message > > > > news:q_8e5.26900$DZ4.101301nopsam.corecomm.net... > > > > > I am considering purchasing a 1989 900 Turbo Convertible. It has > 73,000 > > > > > miles. The body is great - no rust - the engine also appears well > > > > > maintained. Seller is replacing the convertible top. Does anyone > have > > > > any > > > > > suggestions as to what I should watch out for? Is this going to be > a > > > > > reliable car or do they tend to be problem prone? Thanks. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >