Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:58:36 -0500 From: ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> Subject: Re: Saabs are EVIL, the devil created them ! ! ! !
Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:54:35 -0500, ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> wrote: > >>>> Dexter J wrote: >>>> >>>>> Let the flame-a-palooza begin .. :) .. >>>> >>>> >>>> My experience with the NG 900 was all under warranty - Thank God! >>> >>> >>> I've said it before and I'll say it again, whatever vintage you buy - >>> get a good SAAB and you are smiling all the way to the bank - get a >>> bad SAAB and it will suck the joy of life out of you and everyone you >>> love. >>> >>> Anyway, what did you end up driving brother twain? You must be >>> happier with it than your NG. >> >> >> That is the problem - my other Saab is a 1993 900 Commemorative with a >> short shift kit. It has the lowered suspension, Red Box, dual power >> leather seats, etc. It runs great - too good. I have not been able to >> push it to its limits yet. The passenger seat starts whining if I >> don't slow down in the turns. No way is my daugther going to drive >> this car! Especially with the non-synchro reverse. >> >> That is why I got the NG900 - it is slower. The body roll will let her >> know she is taking the turns too fast. The nose dive will let her know >> she is braking too hard. She will be learning to drive in the NG900. >> > > Well brother twain, you'd have to admit that's kinda apples and oranges? > A Commemorative C900 two door with an uprated suspension and SPG > ignition (drool - drool) isn't box stock C900, or box stock NG900 4 door > either. Its like comparing my factory '79 Z1R Kawasaki to a KZ-900 (any > year). It is a nice "problem" to have - a car with power AND the suspension and transmission to fully utilize the power :-) > > I uprated the suspension on my NG900 too - but I've done that to every > SAAB I've owned over the years. I don't trend towards lowering, but > always put on better shocks and slightly thicker springs and frankly, my > NG900 is as tight as the local roads will allow - no excessive nose dive > - no excessive body roll. My C900 has no body roll :-) It rides low and hard, low enough to scrape slightly when I back out of the garage. I am will to live with this situation, especially on the back country roads :-) > > In stock form the normally aspirated 2.3 pulls a fair bit harder than my > C900 2.0 ever did. But then all my SAAB's are/were used rides and were > bought on the premise that tidying them up was/is a *lot* cheaper than > buying anything from any dealer. So far, that's been the case over time. > Though there was a real lemon C900 we picked up in 1987 - ended up > dropping my '79 GLE motor and 4 speed in and it went on perfectly until > it was run over in parking lot by a 5 ton in 1991. > > Now, this 1993 9000 Aero may turn out badly - but that's the luck of the > draw as I mentioned before. I like the model year so much, I'm willing > to work on her to tidy up things. It will be *way-hey-hey* cheaper than > *anything* off the local showroom floor over time and more fun too. > > But - like I said before - my particular 1994 2.3 NG900-S with bosch > ignition and no turbo/DI has been pretty sweet. My personal take is that > the NG900 with Trionic and/or Turbo is a bad long term choice - only > worsted by the V6 model. Were you running a turbo NG900 or a S model and > what year, if you don't mind me asking? > It is the "worsted" engine - the 1994 GM V6. The price was right, very right because no one wanted to buy a GM V6 Saab. I predict the life of this car to be short, with a beginning driver behind the wheel :-( So the engine life is not critical. > -- > > Dexter J's fab NG900 is for sale: > http://www.dexterdyne.org/310.HTM > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Pogues - Dirty Old Town > http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/149.RAM > > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time