Date: 15 May 2001 18:21:50 GMT
From: phudsonnopsamx.com (Paul Hudson)
Subject: Re: Hints for buying used 9000 (UK)


"Steve Travis" <stevenopsamorsteve.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in news:9drbhs$jdr$2nopsam8.svr.pol.co.uk: > I'm thinking of buying a K-reg 9000 CS, 95,000 miles. > > Does ayone have any hints for things to look out for as potential > problems when inspecting it please? Mine's L reg, 98K miles. Pretty close. Overall, not a lot wrong with mine currently (but ask me again after the service this Friday :/) Ask/check if the head gasket's been done (a lot of 9K's seem to need this - mine did at about 85K miles). Look at brake disks, tyres, exhaust, suspension bushes etc. Lots of things wear out at around this mileage, and changing a lot of them can be pricey. Some people say the auto box can have problems. Mine hasn't, and the Reading Saab say they don't see unusual numbers of problems Another common problem is leaking windscreen washer bottles, but probably not significant for buying one. Check the aircon works (older cars of any make can have problems with this). One of my headlamp washer motors failed. No idea if this is a common fault or not. Service history, as always. I'd like to see a lot of Saab dealer stamps, personally.... P.

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