Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 03:02:48 -0400
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: SAAB  To buy or not to buy


Salutations: As a brother Canadian - check out my huge story about my SAAB and her 'problem' earlier in this thread - you'll have to google news - or whatever Yahoo has that does that.. You will probably get a real kick out of it being a 1989 owner.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - Real Audio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/009.RAM Rodney Orr wrote: > > Lloyd, > I picked up an '89 9000 Turbo last Spring with approx 220,000 km on the > clock. It's my first Saab, after many other brands -- almost all either > Japanese or European. 9000's can be tempermental, but my experience so far > has been excellent. It's a great highway cruiser, and has loads of space > for hauling stuff -- I have the 5-door hatchback. It's personal > preference, but I'd never even consider the sedan because of the less- > practical design. The sedan also has self-levelling shocks that I > understand can be annoying. The '89 MY also advantages over the early- > nineties models in that they've simpler electronics; eg, the TCS (traction > control) and DI ignition can be real serious (read, expensive fixes). It's > usually also recommended to avoid the automatic transmission. There's > lot's of info available on the web -- both pro & con. Find a good example > that's been well maintained and I think you'll be hard pressed to get more > car for the money. > Good luck, > Rod. > Edmonton > > On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 23:46:32 -0600, Lloyd Cimprich <haffacrenopsam-on.net> > wrote: > > > Would I be better to look at other SAAB models rather than the 9000? Does > > it > > seem like I have the bug or maybe the does fact that I have a Renault > > Fuego > > make it obvious I am a sucker for punishment. > > > > I would like to keep the cost down as I have five cars now (four detroit > > iron on road plus Renault) and will have to rationalize soon. I do hope > > to > > replace one of my Chev Estate Wagons with something safe, reliable and > > more > > fuel efficient. One of my wagons (Big Blue) is close to 300,000 km and is > > starting to feel its age but still starts up in our recent -30 c > > temperatures. > > > > TIA. > > > > > >> Lloyd Cimprich wrote: > >> > > >> > Thanks to all for the excellent information/opinions. I happen to own > >> a > > 1984 > >> > Renault Turbo Fuego (not yet back on road) so am no stranger sometimes > >> > quirky cars that when running well are quite fantastic. > >> > > > "Dexter J" Wrote > >> > >> It just takes careful shopping with the 9000.. > >> > >> It's not entirely unlike (very interestingly) - buying a small private > >> plane.. > >> > >> -- > >> > >> J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ > >> all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > >> no news no phone in - Real Audio 8+ Required - all the Time > >> > >> Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > >> Stan Rogers Live - Barrett's Privateers > >> http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/167.RAM > > > > > > > > -- > Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/

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