Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 13:20:15 -0500
From: pbeyer <>
Subject: Re: What car would you buy INSTEAD OF of a Saab???

Andy Evans wrote: > I have a 1985 900 turbo, and the warning signs are beginning - the recon turbo > I had fitted 3 yrs ago just went again, so we're replacing replaced parts now. > I'm considering that while I have a window of opportunity with a fully working > car - once the turbo is fitted - I should sell it. I like the 900s, and I might > get another, but my eye is roving. If I like a Saab, what else might be good in > a much newer vintage - say late 90s. I want low maintenance, reasonable cost > parts and a solid body shell that will withstand impacts (I've been > concertina'd in the fast lane - bad memory). We're all Saab lovers, but there > may be a next best option. What would you do in my shoes for a low cost low > maintenance but solid car? A mechanic suggested a VW Jetta. > > === Andy Evans === > Visit our Website:- > Audio, music and health pages and interesting links.I'll give you my opinion-- I've got an '02 Jetta turbo 1.8-- Fun car, really responsive and solid. I owned an '88 Saab turbo, Have driven the new Saabs and my son has a '99 Saab 9.3. Fit and finish actually better on the VW's than his 99 but not better than the newest Saabs. My Jetta handles better than the Saabs but again the "03 Saab is another matter. I'd say try the Jetta (or Passat if you need more room) for a lower cost option or go to the newer 03 Saab if you like a Saab with taut handling. IMHO Pete

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