Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 14:00:06 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: should a buy a saab

In article <ksidkvghp6mqbjpkop1et7172hu11i6qq1nopsamcom>, spouted forth into > > My wife has been wanting a convertible for some time and I was > planning on getting her a late 90's model Mustang. I came across some > listings for some mid 90's Saab 900 converibles and am pretty struck > by that European styling and image. Doing a little research, I see > that a lot of people have major complaints with reliability. > I would say, given the cars you are looking at. Consider a mid '80's -> '94 Saab 900 Convertable than a 95 or later one. Get one with full history, and as much paperwork to back it up as you can. Get a data report from as good source to check for insurance problems (smashes, theft repairs etc). Find a good local independant Saab garage. While they aren't amazingly difficult cars to work on (especially the classic models),they are 4 pots and specialist knowledge of adjustment can make them different to american iron enough to scare mechanics without import experience, or worse, find a mechanic that will have a go, and get it badly wrong. The late 80's onwards Classic 900 Convertable is a far nicer looking car than the '95 onwards Next generation cars, it has all the benefits of the classic design, and has all it's improvements of it's model life. Some would say they are safer, and the handling of a well looked after one will be better than an NG machine. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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