Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:47:30 +0100
From: "Toby Field" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 CSE

I own a 1993 9000 CSE with 152,000 miles on it. It has been fairly reliable. The alternator failed but I was told that it was the original and it only has a life of about 150K. That cost 140.00 to have rebuilt. Mines a 2.3 Turbo, and it had a faulty boost pressure control valve ut you could live with it if you had to. That was 175.00 to fix at a Saab dealer. The fan stopped working and overheated the car causing a few hoses to fail. and now the heater matrix is leaking. That will cost about 250.00 to fix. If the car has been well maintained and serviced regularly, you shouldn't have to many problems. If the car is an automatic and the gearbox has not been repaired or replaced, then this could go wrong. Check the fluid in the box to make sure it's correctly filled and is clear. Also make sure it changes through all the gears OK when you test drive it. The head gaskets can also leak so check there is no major oil leaks and that the oil in the engine is OK. Also check that all the electrics work OK. If there are many items that don't work, it could be a neglected car. -- Toby Field (UK) '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto 152,000 Miles "Larry" <> wrote in message > I am looking at buying a 1994, 9000 cse for my daughter. It has 150,000 > miles on it, looks like it was well maintained. I would appreciate any input > from owners on how reliable this car could be at 150,000 miles. Thanks. > >

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