Date: 18 Jul 2003 14:38:07 GMT
Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?

Someone who looks an awful lot like Zekkye <> wrote: > Hi Dave... thanx for the speedy response! To answer your questions: >> "SPG", maybe? Does the word "sport" actually appear on the car? > The labelling on the back of the car reads "900 Sport"... I had a quick > peek inside, didn't see anything in the dash that looked like a turbo > boost gauge though. Hm, I'm not familiar with it, but the Canadian market is different enough from the USA'n market that these sorts of things don't surprise me any more. The turbo is right next to the battery if there is one (a turbo, that is). >> Naah, that's not even all that remarkably high. > Nice to know. Here's a link, by the way, listing some of the high-mileage Saabs out there that people have registered: >> If this is the car I'm thinking, with a turbo and (was it red in >> 1984?) the high-output APC computer, I'd buy it. > This car is black, 3-dr hatch with a sunroof. If it's a turbo, under the hood on the driver's side, right over by the air filter, will be an APC controller - handles the boost and so on. The top of it is about 1.5" by 6" or so (from memory)...if it's red, it's the equivalent of the USA'n SPG model. >> Do take a listen to the >> transmission, check for pinion bearing noise > THANKYOU THANKYOU!! This is especially the sort of info I'm looking > for... with any luck I'll get a chance to take her for a spin tonight and > I will be sure to listen for tranny whine. > I'll report back when I get more info/experience with this car. I don't think I've forgotten anything special to look at for that era of cars. Look for a turbo and note the color of the box I mentioned above if it's a turbo. In any case, for the price, if the body is good and it's a black 3-door 900 with a decent tranny, the price sounds like it's very good. A turbo would be a plus, the red APC box would be another. If you're comfortable with tools, there are very few things that will come up that you won't be able to deal with on that car (with some guidance from the group). Let us know, I like the sounds of it from here... Dave Hinz

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