Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 06:12:35 GMT
From: Ken Washington <>
Subject: Re: '912 900 S Wit' No Transmission

Whether you go with the rebuilt or salvage tranny, it is still cheaper than trying to find another car, especially if that is the only major thing wrong with your 900. I had an 83 900T and 87 900S. I would still be driving them, if they had not been totalled. I have an 87 9000S with 200,650 miles. I paid $3400 for the car in Dec. 97. If the engine or tranny went, I would replace with a used. I know the rest of the car is sound, and what I have put into it. I would not want to start from scratch again with someonelse's headaches. If you replace your tranny, just make sure you use regular oil and drain/replace it every 20K to 25K. I did that with my 83 900T and had over 251,000 trouble free miles before an accident sent it to the salvage yard. Ken Washington 87 9000S 87 900S 83 900T Michael wrote: > One year ago I bought a '91, 900s for $5,000 88K - Good so far... > > Six months ago I spent $1,000 on the clutch/slaves > > Saturday, the pinion gear went out and (sez the dealer) wasted the > tranny. > > The dealer will charge $3,000 (installed) for a 'SAAB' rebuilt tranny. > > Well, the car is only worth that, wholesale -- The dealer doesn't even > want it to fix and resell. > > I found a couple of salvage trannies $900-$1,300 hundred with another > $1,000 for an install---total $2,000. > > Sooooo, I'm looking at a car that won't go and is worth nuttin' or > putting $2-3,000 in it? > > Anybody got a plan? > > Michael Glaser > > Address e-mail to both : > > mitchvisnopsamnet

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