Date: 2 Dec 2002 18:09:31 GMT
From: Paul Hudson <>
Subject: Re: 91; 9000 2.3Turbo ... advice ...

"tw259" <atsnopsame> wrote in > I have > exactly >> the same model (manual transmission), with about the same >> mileage on it. > I >> bought it 6 years ago with about 85K miles on it. Since >> then I have replaced the exhaust system after the >> catalytic converter, brakes, > battery, >> shocks/struts, turbo bypass (hooter) valve, engine mounts, >> and a couple of fan speed controllers. Right now I am >> working on replacing the clutch and transmission. This >> sounds like a lot of things, but it hasn't been all > that >> bad to maintain over 6 years OK, as a perhaps less frightening story, I've had an auto 2.3 '94 CSE for the last four years or so. I bought it with 65K miles, it's now got 141K miles. I've had a head gasket failure (the only really expensive repair), front disks, battery, innumerable bulbs, and assorted other minor stuff. It's still on the same exhaust and shocks (most of my journeys are long motorway trips, which helps). The Saab dealer thinks the heater matrix has gone, but I disagree :-) Also an independent dealer says just put some radiator sealant in if the leak's not too bad and it will probably not need replacing. Overall, it's been great. I have a 50 mile each way commute, and I couldn't think of a better car for that. It's not cheap to run or insure, but it's not too bad either, and the overall performance and comfort is excellent.

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