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Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 12:50:18 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com>
Subject: Re: 1995 vs. 1997 9000CS


LauraK wrote: > > I'm will probably buy one or the other of these in the next day or so. My first > Saab!. Anything to recommend one over the other? > Both are in good shape and offered by a Saab dealer. 75,000 miles on the 1995, > 65,000 on the 1997. Both one owner (I checked VINs). > Both have manual transmission. Both have turbo. 1995 is pretty basic: velour > and no sunroof. Does have a CD player and changer. I like the way it looks, > black and classy. > 1997 has leather, sunroof, heated seats and more buttons and switches than the > 1995. Very beige. 1997 a rust belt car (I'm in Southeast). 1995 is a Southern > car. > AC works very well in both. Shift action seems smoother in the 1995. > 1995 had battery/charge problems when I was there to test drive. They said they > will fix whatever needs to be fixed. Get that in writing! > About $3,000 difference in price. I can pay cash for the 1995. Would have to > take out a loan for the difference on the 1997. > Comments? Experiences? Well 10,000 miles shouldn't be a deciding matter. Sunroof: just another weak point to look after- who needs it when you have AC? Leather? nice if in good condition but really just for show, I prefer cloth. Saabs doesn't rust, even if you scrape off the paint. I thought all Saabs had heated seats? Perhaps you should look around a bit more. I bought my 1993 CSE LPT privately in 1997. I first came across this car was on a dealer forecourt. Nice car in eucalyptus colour, but mileage was a bit high and leather a bit tatty, but this wetted my interest. Then I found a good'n in exchange & mart, same colour. Johannes

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