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Date: 6 Jul 2001 13:56:42 -0500
From: (Dave Hinz)
Subject: Depreciation (was Re: Towing)

KeithG ( wrote: : Here in the US Saabs DO have higher depreciation than comparable cars from : Lexus, MB, BMW. The numbers do not lie. This is why they are such a good : bargain used. I agree. I've been looking at the Viggen, and will be ready to buy in a year. My '88 900T will probably hit 250,000 miles right about then, so it seems like a good time. (I had been waiting for something major to break, but the car isn't cooperating on that regard). I'm having a hard time justifying to myself (let alone my wife), that I should spend the 36K for a new one, when it looks like I can get a 2-yr old one for 24K or so. That's a *lot* of difference, and since I plan to keep the car for 10-15 yrs like I have the 900T, I can't see two years of driving doing much to the longevity of the car. Of course, whoever I buy it from will have beat it pretty well while they had it; it's a Viggen, after all. However, that's no different than how I'll be driving it, most likely, so nothing lost there either ;) Dave Hinz

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