Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 23:55:31 -0000
From: "SimonJ" <>
Subject: Re: Looking at 84 900 Turbo 3 door - any heads up?

"David Wilson" <> wrote in message news:TqLt6.14309$ > I'm looking at purchasing a 1984 Saab 900 Turbo. Drove it yesterday and it > impressed with it's sure footed feel, room, and power. This particular car > has had two owners, has a paper trail of work including a full engine > rebuild and clutch two years ago (20K ago), a/c work, new tires, etc. and > looks good except for some sunburn on the hood. > > Is there anything I should look for? Rust in certain areas? Electrical > quirks? Anything that Saab's are known for? As I said, this is the first > time I've driven one. > > BTW - the person has all 6K in receipts over the last 5 years, and she wants > $2500 OBO for a car with 259K on it. I'm thinking $1500 is more reasonable. > Any thoughts on that matter? > > Thanks for your help, > > David Wilson > > -- > I command you-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For > the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. > Joshua 1:9 New Living Translation > > > > Watch for rusty wheel arches, feel the plastic strips round the archer, they should be smooth, if there is amy lumpiness it could be rust bubbles under the strips. They also rust at the bottom of the front wings(fenders) if you look down from the engine compartment, you may see the road through holes rtound the wheel arch/fender join. Listen for a noisy timing chain, not ussually a problem on an 8 valve. also rust round the bottom of the doors can be a problem.

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