Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 12:27:38 +0100
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: What fuel consumption?

in article, Matt Gibson at wrote on 26/04/2002 20:52: > Paul Halliday wrote: > >> ... and the b*****d poor ground clearance on classic Saabs that requires >> you to practically crawl over every single one of the ever multiplying >> speed bumps in Bradford :( > > Okay, glad it's not just mine. I only got mine last month, and I found out > about that the hard way... Still, I don't think I actually damaged > anything :) > > M My 1989 900 Turbo has got very good springs and I find that a good run at speed bumps in second usually clears the sump and the exhaust mid-can front (which I actually pulled clean off on my old turbo ... grrrrr). On the other hand, my 1985 900i 16V which I tend to drive most days has fairly saggy springs so I have to be really careful - first gear crawl only. It's usually just those flaps infront of the rear tyres that scrape. So, depending on the state of your springs, try your own variations ... at your own peril, of course :) It's not just us Saab drivers - my colleague's Mini has the same problem. We reckon the only way to avoid these hazards is to buy a Jeep ... or a Citroen :) Hope you enjoy your Saab, Matt. Regards, Paul

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