Date: 14 Nov 2001 08:48:17 -0800 From: johsnopsamanytime.co.uk (Johannes H Andersen) Subject: Re: Saab questions!
"Hallraker" <hallraker79nopsamam.hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<b0AH7.11596$RI2.5799079nopsam2>... > Hello all! > For starters, Saabs are cool. My cousin used to have one, and it was the > neatest thing I'd ever seen at the time. :) Anyway, my girlfriend has > become obsessed with them recently, even more that I'm obsessed with my > Subaru. (The other quirky and cool "S" car.) Her '92 Sundance is rapidly > dying, parts are going faster than her father and I can replace them. With > potentially only a couple thousand dollars to spend, (think roughly $2k, > $2.5K tops.) what would be her options? She absolutely *has* to have a > model with headlight wipers, that is her only requirement. (IF it didn't > have headlight wipers, could they be easily installed?) Any issues to look > for, options and engines to avoid, models to avoid? (I've heard that the > 9000 was GM developed, and should be avoided at all costs, but I may be > wrong.) Yes, wrong! The new generation 900 was GM developed. The development of the 9000 started as a consortium project between Saab, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. These cars are superficially similar, but very different under the skin. You should definitely have a look at a 9000. They are good value at the moment, comfortable, spacious and brilliant to drive. The maintenance costs are no different to other modern Saabs as they use similar mechanics. Johannes