Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 01:49:46 -0400
From: DanB <>
Subject: Re: 1984 Saab 900 S = great car

jw - I won't rain on your parade... Great to read about someone who is happy.... I had a 84 once... It got hit, or I wouldn't have bought my next car which was a 89 900. That is a nice thing about SAABs they don't seem to burn oil EVER. Happy SAABing, Dan ************* jw wrote: > All this talk of Saab vs. Toyota keeps getting me thinking > about what a great car I own. > > Two years ago, I bought a 1984 Saab 900 S hatchback with 103K > miles on the ticker for $825. The engine is in great shape, I > have all repair records. I change/check ALL fluids regularly, > including gear box. It doesn't burn a drop of oil and I rarely > have to add between changes every 3K - 5K miles. > > Since buying it, I have put in a new clutch ($490); redone all > brakes inc. master cylinder (about $1200 total); put in new > shocks and springs in rear (about $500) and done a few minor > maintanance things. These were all normal wear-and-tear items > that were bound to go after 100K mi. > > Now, the car absolutley rips driving and is rock-solid at 80mph > on the freeway. It carries anything I want it to, and the Thule > racks on top carry anything else. It is also the raddest > looking car on the road (translation for overseas readers: rad > = cool, very good, the best; rip = fast, high-performance). > > I own the best car ever made! ;) > > -jw > -- > 1984 900 S hatchback, 135K mi. > Rhode Island

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