Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 21:44:05 GMT
From: Zekkye <>
Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?

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. > >> It's a 5-speed, 3-dr hatch, not sure which engine, but the odo reads >> 289,000km (kinda high but I understand Saab's are pretty long-lived). > > Naah, that's not even all that remarkably high. Nice to know. > > 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. > 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). > Do take a listen to the > transmission, check for pinion bearing noise (it would be road-speed > dependant, changing as you get onto, and off of, the "loud-pedal"). > Listen for a sharp whine that changes as road speed does (but is > independant of what gear you're in). If you hear it, smile, shake the > seller's hand, and thank them for the test drive. 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. Cheers, Wade

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