Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 23:12:08 -0500 From: DanB <meld_bnopsamo.com> Subject: Re: Saab questions!
Well SAAB's can be expensive to maintain... You could probably pick up an old style 900 (up to 1993) for about that. I have know a couple of people who bought used 9000s and were not happy with how much they had to spend to keep going. I'm fairly sure you can't retrofit the headlight wipers, but I could be wrong. I'm pretty convinced that the engine is not what will make you want to get rid of a SAAB. 300K+ easy. -Dan Hallraker wrote: > 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.) Her current car is a stripped down model, it doesn't even have a > rear defroster, so she wouldn't mind a stripped down Saab. Lastly, what are > the mileages you can expect from a well-maintained Saab engine? ANy and all > info appreciated, thanks!!!!!!!! > > BTW, we're in the west michigan area. > > -Matt