Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:17:39 +0100
From: "Mike P" <>
Subject: 1984 900 Saloon vs C900 Hatch? Which is better..

Just picked up a cheapo 84 T16 Saloon at first just for the recon gearbox it has. Then I thought about the possibility of an engine/box swap, to turn my 89 900S into a T16, because the donor is a good runner and will also have all the APC bits to do the job right. Now, the car looks like it might be better than thought. How do the older saloons compare with the newer Hatchbacks for handling and reliability? This one's done 160K. Obviously not as practical with no hatch, but it has 4 doors which is. Does the extra two doors affect the handling adversley or is it just as good as the hatch? Oh, yes. I know the 84 Saloon is a flat nose, and it's a bit "uglier". I reckon though, with a bit of TLC and a set of decent wheels it'll look OK. Bit of a rarity aren't they? Thanks for any help Cheers Mike

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