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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 02:18:17 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: Well - I wrecked her..

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:01:58 -0400, in you wrote: >Salutations: > >On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 19:25:47 -0000, MeatballTurbo ><> wrote: > >> In article <>, >> spouted forth into >>> Like I said, mortified at being at fault - but as everyone involved was >>> otherwise fine - I guess it was a great accident. >>> >> >> Now to honour it's memory by buying another one. >> >> You can be one of those proud to say "I always buy Saab, because the >> safety aspects saved my behind at least once". > >Well the three candidates at this point are: > >97 Jetta Turbo Diesel approx: $7,000(cnd) - 134,000km >95 Lincoln Continental approx: $8,000(cnd) - 127,000km >96/7 9000T CSE (auto) approx: $8,000(cnd) - 190,000km > >I should say that I only carry PI/PD - so my current machine isn't >providing any funds for the next one. > >The Lincoln has a lot of appeal from a driver point of view - front wheel >drive Aluminum V8 and a *very* deep luxury kit. It's at an auction yard >and while I've fired it up - haven't and really can't take it out for a >test run to be sure.. > >The Jetta turbo diesel is supposed to be a very fine runner and notably >long lived. It's local advert so I haven't been by for a test run yet. Had a rabbit 1980 diesel. Ran well, just needed the lifters adjusted every 30K miles, always change oil. Depends on whether or not you want a diesel. Can't comment about the turbo and turbo lag, since I never had one. Jetta is not a luxury car, looks like a bmw at best. Same German design philosophy, and you might not have the same feel as a Saab. > >The 9000T has all the luxury appointments, looks a lot like an AERO and I >now will have a fair selection of spare bits depending on the deal. >Howeverthe owner is asking considerably more than the figure quoted. I >think he might be willing to move down as I don't think he'll get very >many offers on the machine at any price. Might not, never driven a 9000, just a 9-5, but I'd prefer the saab. Harvey > >Not sure what we're going to do really - depends on how things turn out..

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