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Date: 22 Dec 2004 21:25:19 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Early 90's Saabs - reliable?

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:51:10 GMT, James Sweet <> wrote: > > "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > >> how could you tell without getting up-close and personal >> with the car? I don't recall them being marked or anything? > > I was talking about cars I've seen parked, if I walk past a parked Saab or > Volvo I usually can't help peering inside to see the transmission type, > mileage, condition of the interior, whatever I can tell without looking > suspicious. I see. Have you, er, talked to anyone about this behaviour? I mean, aside from us who could hardly be called objective? > Also if one starts up at an intersection there's telltales like > rolling back slightly, the front of the car bouncing slightly shifting from > 1st to 2nd, and if you're on foot or have the window down you can often hear > the click of shifting a manual gearbox. Wow. You pay a lot more attention to these things than I do. I usually look to see which of the GM Saab people actually notice a real Saab next to them. Guy in an Aero yesterday gave me a "nice car" (to the '86 900), so I offered to trade. A deal was not reached. Too bad because I could use the engine. Dave

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