Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 19:04:40 -0500
From: "sm-e36" <>
Subject: Re: 97 Saab 9000 Aero Question

Thanks again for your reply. I had made a mistake on the mileage of my BMW, it's 130,000 kms (80k miles). But in any case.. I see the pros and cons of owning either vehicle (Saab vs BMW). I hate the fact that I'm going to loose the BMW handling and RWD factor. On the other hand.. the Saab was a very comfy car and I do a LOT of commuting on the highways. The Saab has MUCH more options than my BMW.. but again we're comparing apple and oranges. All the toys (electrics) seemed to be working fine. The clutch and transmission both felt good.. I'm not sure about the maintenance history of the car though. At this point.. I'm so unsure about making a decision. If the Saab was RWD.. the decision would have already been made. "Grunff" <> wrote in message > sm-e36 wrote: > > > What should I lookout for when buying a Saab 9000 Aero? The body looks > > excellent, the engine has 100,000 kms (60,000 miles). > > Really, at that age and mileage, not a lot. Make sure it's > had regular oil changes, with quality oil and filters. Check > that it drives well, with no odd noises, and that it changes > gear easily. Check that all the toys (windows/sunroof/etc.) > work. That's about it > > > > Also, the dealer has agreed to take my 97 BMW 328i as an even-trade for the > > '97 Saab. Am I getting ripped off? My BMW has 130,000 miles and will need > > $1500 in repairs soon. > > Difficult one - it'll depend a lot on your local market. > You'll miss the BMWs instant response and sharp handling, > but you'll gain a very comfortable cruiser with much more > load space.

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