Date: 21 Dec 2004 15:54:46 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Newbie question

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:03:35 -0700, Scott Stephenson <> wrote: > Here's the deal- I commute about 135 miles a day (round trip) and need > something fairly comfortable for a 6' 2" guy. 100 miles, 6'3" here. Yup. > I'm looking for something > reliable and capable of going 120,000 miles over the next five years or so. > I've always loved Saabs and have the opportunity to get a 99 900 S Turbo > (109k miles) at a very good price. The car meets all of my requirements, is > ultra clean and appears to be sound. If it's got the 4-cyl, I'd go for it. > The questions- if the car is all good off the lot, can I expect it to hold > up well with the high mileage requirement I have? Saabs depreciate -very- fast. That's good for you and I who buy used, not so good for people who buy new and sell it after 3 years. On a '99, the previous owner has already taken the depreciation hit for you. > If I treat it like a > member of the family, how many miles could I typically expect to get out of > it? With good treatment, rust will be the deciding factor. 300-500 thousand miles isn't remarkably high. > Are there any problems with this model that I should specifically look > for? I've heard stories of 400k miles plus, but find it hard to believe. Check out the "high mileage saabs" list at: I didn't bother to submit my 900 when I traded it in, because it would have been way down on the tenth page or so. Dave Hinz

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