Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 16:11:58 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 99 buying advice?


davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: > So...what should I look for in deciding if I want to buy a 99 Turbo? > I'm comfortable with the classic 900, and with the older cars, but never > had a 99. What problem areas should I look for? You know how the C900 rusts around the rear shock mounts? The 99 was *much* better at it. Also check the sills, the jacking points, - oh just about everywhere. > I know this car, the engine has been rebuilt, and it's been parked for > about a decade. Other than brakes & tires, what else should I look at > before deciding if it's worth the effort to try to get it going? They're soo similar that it's all the standard stuff. There's nothing difficult to do on a 99. Except the water pump. I hate that. If it's relatively rust free, just buy it - I'd jump at a 99T with a rebuilt engine. Getting pretty rare, and *huge* fun (dare I say it - more fun than a 900T. I hope none of my babies read this.) -- Grunff

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