Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:51:10 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: Early 90's Saabs - reliable?

"Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:01:34 GMT, James Sweet <> wrote: > > > > "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > > > > >> Haven't seen anyone complaining about an auto tranny failure here in a > >> very long time. > > > Heh is there anyone here who still has a C900 with an auto tranny? I've seen > > a few in junkyards with straight bodies which makes me wonder, have yet to > > see one out in the wild (licensed and drivable parked somewhere) > > Good point, the absence of complaints could either be because they're > not breaking, or they all broke a while ago. But - about not seeing them > "in the wild" - 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. 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.

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