Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 02:01:27 -0500
From: "Phil Costa" <pccostanopsamgate.net>
Subject: Re: Classic 900 v 9-3 ?


Let me throw in my 2 cents. I have a 91 SAAB C900 and it's been the best vehicle I've ever owned. I just turned 80,000 and the body is in excellent condition since it stays in the garage most of the week. The only real problem I've had is with the air-conditioner which required extensive work last summer. The trunk is huge with a flat floor making loading very easy on the back. The only knock on the car is that it's slow but I rarely feel the urge to race so it's not really a problem. Although some of my friends razz me about driving a 12 year old car I take solace in the knowledge that I have been payment free for 8 years. The car has never failed to get me where I'm going and I'm planning to drive it right into the nursing home. "ma_twain" <ma_twainnopsamo.com> wrote in message news:3FC94743.6090208nopsamo.com... > > > KeithG wrote: > > <Snip> > >> > >> Is the boot (trunk) as big in the 9-3 as it is in the Classic 900? > >> > >> > > No! Not even close. > > I literally carried the "10 foot pole" in my Classic - 8 of them to be > precise. Nothing hanging out or blocking visibility and all windows > closed! The shape of the Classic enables it to carry things which don't > fit in full size cars and wagons. > > > > > > My 0.02 - If you need to get a small one one, get a 9^3. Many fixes over > > the NG900. THe 9k is a bit of a maintenance hog compared to the C900, > > but it feels more of a Saab than the 9^3. 5spds are available and as > > long as it is not an Aero, they are pretty reasonably priced. There > > were/are 2 '96 9ks near me (columbus, OH US) recently. Both 5sp, clean > > and <5500 US. To take a lpt to Aero power levels is pretty inexpensive > > as well. If you NEED the HP ;-) > > > > I just recently bought a '97 CS 5sp with 72kmi for 6500. > > > > KeithG > > >

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