Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 02:05:25 GMT From: "Harry Davis" <harryedavisnopsamediaone.net> Subject: Re: Help! About to become a SAAB owner?
I have a 96 9000 CS. I had the turbo upgraded to a full turbo. Much better. Less shifting. It does not have traction control. I live in the U.S. I have been very satisfied with it. I bought it new. "GREGORY KNESER" <gregoryknopsamres.wharton.upenn.edu> wrote in message news:9o52r6$odk$1nopsamews.upenn.edu... > > The Grand Poobah (eyles_jnopsamgovt.nz) wrote: > : Help me! > > : My wife wants us to buy a 1996 9000 CS 5dr hatch LPT. Has anyone had any > : problems with this particular model? I've got to admit, I like the look of > : it but judging from this group, SAABs are either the best car you will ever > : own or total lemons. There doesn't seem to be anything in between. > : Has lots of fancy features like sunroof, dual airbags, cd stacker etc (no > : leather). 143,000 km on clock (about 90,000 miles). > : Why she can't like a late model jap car is beyond me! > > Go to www.edmunds.com or www.vehix.com (I forget which) and compare the > model she wants with the "late model jap car" of your choice. I think > you'll find them amazingly close in reliability (I did this recently and > those were my findings). The benfit of these sites is that they > aggregate lots of data from unbiased sources (or equally biased depending on > your viewpoint). On this group or a Toyota/Honda/Nissan group all you're > going to find is the "I love my brand X car" or "My brand X is a total > lemon." That's just the nature of usenet. The people who devote the > time to post are the fanatics on both sides, just like customer comment > cards at restaurants. > > Beyond that, I have only one hesitation for you to consider. If you are > in a snowy area or moving to a snowy area that has hills, the traction > control system can sometimes halt progress up hills in snow. Not freeway > packed snow kind of progress, but loose snow > gotta-spin-the-tires-to-get-up kind of progress. The traction control is > on all 9000s after 1991 IIRC. > > Enjoy and good luck, > Greg > >