Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 22:00:11 -0800
From: "Photogenix" <>
Subject: Re: Used Car Advice

"Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > in article, Photogenix at > wrote on 16/03/2003 01:26: > > > Hey Grunff, > > > > You got me thinking whether I should hang on to my '94 900S V6. I bought the > > car in Aug of 2001 on a whim. I knew nothing of Saabs, but my mechanic who > > serviced it occaisionally said it was a pretty good car. > > It had quite a few issues before I bought it, which the owner explained to > > me. eg. tranny, water pump, belt, tensioner and other sundry items. All > > fixed by the dealer. > > As it now has 215,000 kms, I pretty much drive it wondering what will go > > next. AC condenser is gone, as are the heated seats, cruise, and the > > traction control. > > The flipside is the engine is strong, the car still looks good, rides great, > > and feels solid. And what's more, I think I've become a life-long Saab guy. > > Should I keep this car? > > I know there's alot of people in this NG who can give me valuable insight. > > Sorry for the ramble. Thanks. > > Since Gruff has now answered, I must second his opinion. The GM 900 is a > good car, just like many manufacturers of the day. Your mileage is perhaps > testament to a good driver rather than the engineering though. > > I understand you bought your GM 900 as your first Saab and loved it. As a > (now) Saab lover, I would (as Grunff) advise getting shot of the beast and > buy a real Saab. The 9000s and the classic 900s are no doubt plentiful where > you are. Older ones (which are very few and far between in the UK - okay, so > I pass a gorgeous orange 96 about a mile away on the way to work), but you > might find a good "real" classic Saab to play with. The classic 900 is a > great car and I really mean "great" - you won't regret buying one. > > After my divorce, I came down from a "better" car to a '88 Saab 900 Turbo > and I got bitten. I've had two more (classics) since and can't imagine that > I won't be without one for some years to come. My Orca is just <no real > words to explain>fantastic</no real words to explain>. > > Go on Photo' - you've got to do it! > > Paul > > 1989 900 Turbo S > > Such encouraging words! A turbo is definitely in my future. But alas, living here in the Great White North, with Toronto's salt encrusted roads, makes it almost impossible to find a car over eight yrs. old who's body hasn't been eaten at. Not to mention wear and tear. It would have to be immaculate as my patience, wallet, and mechanical abilities do have their limits. So while I've always admired the Classic's uniqueness, and can appreciate your fondness for them, I think I'll be sticking to the newer versions. I just hope I'm not depriving myself of the "real" Saab experience. Anthony -----------== Posted via Newsfeed.Com - Uncensored Usenet News ==---------- The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----= Over 100,000 Newsgroups - Unlimited Fast Downloads - 19 Servers =-----

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