Date: 1 Dec 2002 19:08:55 -0800
From: (bjmpls)
Subject: Re: 91; 9000 2.3Turbo ... advice ...

"tw259" <atsnopsame> wrote in message news:<>... > Hi guys > > I went yesterday to see one of those, well it is a model with the 200HP > B234L engine, the car looks still quite good and it is an US model of the > car and it has got all the extras you could get for that model on that year. > It has got 125000 Miles on it and new winter tires on, no summer tires are > added, and the owner wants to get rid of it after having it for 3 weeks > because he has always driven an A8, and wants to get back to that car. > > The owner before had it since the beginning and drove with it until Sept. > 2000 and then it was standing in his garage for 2 years, until Sept. 2002, > for whatever reasons. > > I drove it yesterday and it felt quite good, and pulled like hell actually > but my question is that on what should i pay attention because i will take > that car to the garage on thursday to let it be checked up and i want to get > the opignion of the garagist. > > The price of the car would be 1750 Euro-s but i am relatively sure that i > could get something still out of it. > > I would appreciate all information about problems and sicknesses of the car > built in these years because i am quite new to all this "Saab" thing, but i > think i love it already. > > Greetz Even if you have a competent Saab mechanic check it over (which you MUST do), proceed with extreme caution. Yes, Saab is great when everything is working, but it is a car prone to expensive and continual repairs. At 125K miles, you are prone to: 1. Turbo repair/replacement. 2. Head gasket failure. 3. Heating core burnout. 4. Cooling system leaks. 5. Exhaust system replacement. 6. Odometer failure (cheap part but expensive repair). 7. Engine mount replacement. 8. Drive belt replacement. 9. Numerous vacuum leaks. I would strongly advise you to stay away unless you so love this car that chronic and costly problems can be tolerated. Because the only thing more certain than the great and fun driving experience of Saab is that sooner or later you will pay through the nose for the privilege. Good luck. > > Tw Return to Main Index

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