Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:43:37 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Good years and models?


Many classic Volvo owners also drive the Classic (Pre-1993) Saab 900. I still have both, a 1982 245 and a 1990 900S hatchback. One thing you might notice, the newer 900s have a lip on the bottom of the hatch opening, while the Classic is flat. This makes it easy to slide, not lift, large or heavy objects into the back of the car, something common to the 245, the top end Saab 9-5 wagon and the Classic 900s. This might not be important if your back is young and strong. I love both cars, but the better handling of the Saab makes it a better choice for slippery road conditions while the 245 can carry a larger load. You can get a clean low mileage Classic Saab for around $4,000 to $5,000. PJ wrote: > I am just getting familiar with Saab automobiles after having owned a > Volvo 240 for 15 years and 220K miles. My budget dictates something in > the $15,000 to $19,000 range and am inquiring as to used models and > years that are either particularly good to look for or models and > years to stay away from. This will be a basic family car, but like the > appeal of sportiness that comes with the brand. Thanks > > Pat

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