Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:17:05 -0500
From: "C Sats" <>
Subject: Re: Looking at my first Saab purchase - feedback???

I hate to do this again... but what about the 9-5 vs MY 2000 Audi A6 Quatro (no turbo)? "C Sats" <> wrote in message > Hello, > > I'm looking at purchasing my first Saab and I would like to know what I'm > getting myself into. > > The used car dealership that has the machines has several year 2000 9-5's > with either the 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine. All of their cars are > lease returns with about 32-35K miles on them. Price seems to sit in around > $17,800 - $18,200 depending on engine. I read in the Consumer Reports Used > Car Buying guide that the 2000 model year is one of their "QR Best Buys" - > to me that was a good sign? > > Is this a good price range? I've looked at the local Saab dealership and a > similar car (miles/model) is running about 1500 more. That being said - I > don't recall if the unit at the dealership is a "certified" unit or not. > > Are these cars reliable? I'm getting rid of my 93 Infiniti G20 that in the > last year it's maintenance costs exceeded it's value. Are the turbo's on > the engines problematic? What type of regular maintenance (besides changing > oil) do I need to perform (and at what interval) to maintain this vehicle? > > Sorry for the general questions, but since we are debating whether we should > go with a Saab or an older BMW (with more miles) - I would appreciate any > information you can give me. > > Thanks > Craig > >

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