Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:20:20 -0300 From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?
Salutations: Zekkye wrote: > > Thanx for the heads-up Dexter... I'm actually in Victoria BC, also where > this Saab is that I'm considering. Being on Shaw internet, posts often > appear to come from Calgary where their head office resides. > > I'll snoop around for some good Saab mechanics... there's one garage > downtown that specializes in European cars (that's where the Peugeot > went)... great guys. I'll ask them how they feel about working on Saabs. > > The Peugeot was a great car, only 150,000km on board, but the driver's > side front strut blew through, and I couldn't find replacement parts > cheap enough to cost-justify (it was also another sub-$1000 beater). The > fellow I sold it to was planning on using it as a parts car for his > Peugeot, but once he saw it, decided to part out his own car and fix up > mine. (!) > > Cheers, > Wade > No pwob - I have a very long but sort of funny post floating around here on buying old SAABs here if you want a chuckle: http://groups.google.ca/groups?q=buying+an+old+saab&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=3EA6F481.CA0B8140%40lamelamelame.org&rnum=5 You will appreciate the seats if you do get an older SAAB - they are as good as the Peugeot and usually keep working well after the machine itself has been retired.. Hit a wrecker yard and try one out sometime. Very interesting regarding Shaw node, didn't know they fed everything through Calgary.. Makes sense of course.. Anyway - happy trails - I'd take the machine to your regular shop as this visit you want someone who is going to be honestly critical about it without trying to restore her.. SAAB shops, being good SAAB shops, want everything to work perfectly - this is not often desirable in the $500 utility classic like ours.. If it is a real runner - you can restore her later.. Take a close look at the suspension and the peddles to see if they counter indicate the mileage - you can flip an instrument pod in that model in about hour and it just sounds to good to be true to me.. Remember - get a good one and you are good to 600,000kms+ - get a bad one and it will bleed you dry before sucking much of the joy of life out of you.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Martin Lee - You Was http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/098.RAM