Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:52:34 -0300 From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?
Salutations: Zekkye wrote: > > Hi Dave... thanx for the speedy response! To answer your questions: > > > > The classic 900 is a fantastic car - easy to work on, handles > > fantastically in any weather, fun to drive, and all sorts of other, > > hard to describe reasons. Many of us here are very familiar with > > them, and are more than happy to help out with any questions you'll > > have. > > Good to know, I've always liked the 900 (I've got a thing for unusual > styling... my last European car was an '84 Peugeot 505S). > > > Cheers, > Wade Being a Peugeot flagellant (great cars too BTW) you will understand that you may have a parts problem out in Calgary (which I think is where this SAAB is).. While I totally agree with brother Dave regarding desirability - I would sooo have this machine checked over by a good wrench miester you trust before any cash changes hands.. Get a good one and it will be a joy out to 600,000kms+ with regular maintenance - get a bad one and it will bleed you dry before sucking much of the joy of life out of you.. The mileage is really good on this one, mostly Highway too I'll bet given your local, but it's almost too good.. I would have a private pro shop carefully go over the compression, the under body, the exhaust system, the brakes, the suspension, the clutch/transmission (an hour a normal shop - about $50 here) before picking up this one's ticket.. It might be that someone had put together something out of parts (which is amazingly easy to to on that vintage of SAAB).. If you see a good old 9000 body with a squeaked motor anywhere out there in that price range - flag me.. -- 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