Date: 07 Nov 2001 23:29:53 GMT From: lea15nopsamcom (Lea15) Subject: Re: Purchasing a Saab
i was one of the people who had a horror story to tell with my classic 1989 900S. everything that could go wrong did and cost a bloody fortune to fix. i loved that car though =) it just died about three months ago due to an oil system pump or something or other failure. the gist of it was that the engine didn't get any oil and it basically destroyed the engine from the inside out (no warning and i stopped immediately when i saw smoke-and i was religious in getting the oil changed. my garage said they've only seen this kind of failure in a couple of other classic saabs). i guess i didn't learn my lesson though because i got a 1989 saab 9000 turbo now. if money is a concern and you don't do your own work on your car, you probably shouldn't get a saab. i can't tell you how many $25 parts went that had 3-4 hours of labor to fix. my alternator just went in my 9000 and it was quite a job to get to the alternator from what i understand. they had to go through one of the front wheel well to get to it. they didn't charge me all the labor they should have (probably because i personally paid all of their car payments for years on my 900) but i still love my saab. the 9000 is great but i really miss my 900S.