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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:44:33 +0000
From: Peter W Watson <>
Subject: Re: First Time Buyer

In message <>, ma_twain <> writes >randyJG wrote: > >> I finally drove a SAAB today from a used car dealer. (1989 2 Door Turbo >> ) I must say that it handled very well and i am very interested in >> buying. A very intriguing car it may motivate me to start turning >> wrenches again. Since I have never owned a SAAB before , What should I >> be on the lookout for. I was so wound up while driving it I forgot to >> write down the mileage, but it ran and drove very nice for a fifteen >> year old car. The automatic transmission shifted smooth and I could >> definitely feel the turbo do its job this was also my first experience >> with a turbo vehicle. Well they want $1595 and since this is my first >> experience with A SAAB any advise will be gladly accepted. >> Thanks >> > >AS with any used car, get it checked out by an experienced SAAB >technician before you buy. The Classic Saabs handle very well in the >snow as well. This is a used car dealer, so ask about a warranty. > >Good Luck with the Saab! > This is the best advice. Go to an expert. Avoid Automatics non service history vehicles check trunk area where rust can be found at the lower corners hood inner lip behind badges and inner front lip pops out of reverse or third gear on manual transmissions - that is a synchromesh problem and can cost the price of the car if the rear end wobbles around the corners then it needs new bushes - not too expensive if the body's nice - head lining sag - not a big deal to replace window winding motors - bad design - "a feature not a fault" good luck, Peter Watson -- Peter W Watson

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