Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 16:09:18 GMT From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnospamlamelame.org> Subject: Re: Saabs are EVIL, the devil created them ! ! ! !
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). 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. 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? -- 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