Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 02:25:17 GMT From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnospamlamelame.org> Subject: Re: Saabs are EVIL, the devil created them ! ! ! !
Salutations: On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:10:12 -0500, ma_twain <ma_twainnospamo.com> wrote: > Mike P wrote: > >> "Hans-Marc Olsen" <mallet_riveternospamo.co.in> wrote in message >> news:e1cc8b8.0411172143.16340278nospaming.google.com... >> >>> Saabs are EVIL, they are the work of the devil, made to >>> collect your souls and to turn you into brainless slaves of hell. >> >> So, just bought a C900 with a load of problems have you? >> >> Mike > > Actually he got a NG900 - a boat load of electrical problems, right? Jeeze I hate to sound like a turn coat, having made fun of the NG900 myself - but I have to give credit where credit is due having now owned one. I went back to a 93 9000 aero because I *always* wanted one, but I am forced to admit that the NG900 (at least the one I owned) was basically sound. The work I put into her was related to wear mileage (213.km) and uprating. It's not a 9000 aero turbo - but our plain jane NG900-S 5 speed model has been a pretty reliable ride in tough local conditions around here all things considered. No head turner for sure, but still - a respectable ride. I checked the shoe box for my C900 a while back - the maintenance items on the list are about the same at 245.Km interestingly - shock up grade, check - alternator rebuilt, check and half - paint and chip guard, check times two. The only major new things were a control arm, an oil sender and an ABS sensor. The C900-S having proper ball joints, an idiot lite and front mounted e-brakes instead of ABS.. :/ .. Basically - it isn't as hard a machine as the C900 panel and engine wise - no you can't get one to handle as sharply no matter how much cash you throw at it, slightly more factory engine than the old C900-S though. That said - most folks aren't really doing the night stage at the Swedish Rally in them as much as running for grocery's with the kids in foul weather. In that regard I am forced to give *the devil* his due here - our NG unit wasn't bad at all. Let the flame-a-palooza begin .. :) .. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Joe Cocker - Bird on a Wire http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/060.RAM all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time