Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 22:20:25 -0500 From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> Subject: Re: Best built recent Saab?
You will find many Classic 900s on the road with over 200K or 300K miles, just about any good car should be solid at only 45K miles. I selected my first Classic 900, partly on the durability of the body and sheet metal. I used the "thumb test" and the "lean test". I tried to push the sheet metal in with my thumb and then by leaning my body weight against the panels. The classic 900 body panels did not deflect one bit, while cars like Volvos, BMWs, Mercedes and Toyotas deflected easily with just thumb pressure. I know this will misinterpreted by people as a "crash worthy" evaluation , that is not what is meant or implied. I am sure Mercedes and Volvos are safe in a crash. The durability of the Classic 900 body was validated by a recent hail storm. Mercedes, Toyotas and Hondas were all dented, while my Classic 900 did not have one dent. Some people had hail damage repair bills as high as $4,000 and were without their car for 2 weeks. I will keep my Classic 900. 1986 900 1990 900S 1982 245 Ken Freeman wrote: > My '99 9-5 feels quite solid at 45 K miles. > > Ken > > "FatHoss" <Fatnopsam.com> wrote in message > news:ibrosu48f88ibgv48ii6ckrg26utqitadcnopsamcom... > > My pick... > > > > 1998 9000 Aero > > > > On Fri, 08 Nov 2002 23:15:13 GMT, "Sigurd Kallhovde" > > <sigurdkREMOVETHISnopsamo.com> wrote: > > > > >I am looking to buy a Saab, and has not owned one since a 96 V4 I owned > in > > >the '70's. > > > > > >Which is the best built (assembly quality, reliability, durability) > recent > > >Saab model - pre-1995 900, post-95 900, or 9-3? Throw in the 9000 and > 9-5, > > >as well, if you'd like. > > > > > >I know this subject is very subjective, and probably highly contentious, > > >and don't intend to start a flame-war. Just interested in this > > >level-headed group's "aggregate opinions"! > > > > > >Thanks, > >