Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 18:28:15 GMT From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Early 90's Saabs - reliable?
<han_chungnospamail.com> wrote in message news:1103628705.727510.6770nospam2000cwb.googlegroups.com... > Hi, > > I'm considering buying an early 90's Saab (not sure which model yet) > with about 200,000kms of mileage and an automatic transmission. > > 1. I'd like to know if they are reliable at that age and mileage. > 2. Are there any common problems to keep an eye out for? > 3. What tends to break or require replacing at that age? > 4. Is it common for Saabs of that era to have a driver's airbag? > > Han. > The 4 cylinder cars are quite solid, avoid the V6 though. Also the automatic transmissions are a weak spot on Saabs in general, at least the older ones. I would assume it was a bit of an afterthought for the US market, the manual gearboxes are excellent though and probably 90% of the 900 series cars you see are manual.