Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 20:28:01 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: First Time Buyer

"randyJG" <> wrote in message > 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 > The main Saab advice I have is avoid the automatic transmissions, especially with a turbo, not only do they have some reliability issues but they add to the lag and seem to sap up all the real power the turbo produces. A 5 speed is the only way to go with those. Aside from that, just the usual stuff, rust, body damage, unusual noises, particularly clunking while accelerating in a sharp turn, electrical accessories that don't work, oil leaks, etc.

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