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Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 22:43:47 -0400
From: "GoodLuck" <>
Subject: Re: 94 9000 Aero--Your thoughts please

I have exactly the same car- mine is automatic. and it has 100K miles on it! I have had many many problems with it. But when it drives- it drives like a champ. I love the car. Be prepared to set aside sometime and money to keep fixing the car. 1)The tensioner that keeps the serpentine belt fell apart causing steering pump failure- 2)The rear wiper motor died one day. 3)The breaks were almost completely replaced- After new rotors were put in, developed lots of squeaks as the rotors warped- three times now- needing machining every time. Make sure you check the rear rotors closely as they have very little room for machining. 4)The right door "window glass" fell down one day. The bracket that holds the mechanism failed needing expensive welding repair. 5)The retainer bolt that holds the battery in place failed one day- needing a small repair. I do love this car- I am keeping it for a while. Make sure you check at least some of these things. The Saab mechanics charge an arm and a leg. The parts are expensive. Good luck! "Interious" <> wrote in message > I'm looking to replace my 89 900s (175k), and just drove this Turbo > Aero. > > Very good condition, some minor dings and scratches. Leather interior > very good. 133K, Black, 5 speed, 4-door hatchback. > > Concerns: Something(s) is knocking/thumping in the front end. My > dealer--from whom I bought my 900S and have a good relationship--says > this will be fixed. Still--this makes me a bit nervous and wonder if > this is a weakness for this model? > > Also--This car has tremendous power and solid, confident handling on > smooth roads. On rougher country roads, however, it gets fairly rough. > You really feel the road, to say the least--not a Cadillac. I assume > this is normal for the sportier suspension and 16" wheels on this > Aero? Not really a problem since my 900S has a similar > characteristic--preferred to excessive luxury mushiness like some > Hondas I've recently test driven. > > Dealer wants $8500. I may be able to get it for $7500--maybe. > > Opinions on this car? Other posts to this group are generally positive > with some caveats, but looking for your latest input. > Thanks guys, > Dave > >

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