Date: 21 Dec 2004 15:36:51 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Early 90's Saabs - reliable?

On 21 Dec 2004 03:31:45 -0800, <> wrote: > 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. Mileage is not high by any means. I had a '88 Saab 900 Turbo with 400,000 Kms when I traded it in, and it was still going strong - original turbo, never touched the engine. Second clutch, though. What engine does this car have? The 4-cyl is pretty bulletproof. > > 1. I'd like to know if they are reliable at that age and mileage. You bet. > 2. Are there any common problems to keep an eye out for? Depends on your climate. If you get snow, rust might be a concern. Service history is important (oil changes, etc). Make sure all the accessories work, if not you can use that for price bargaining points. > 3. What tends to break or require replacing at that age? Depends on the engine and model. > 4. Is it common for Saabs of that era to have a driver's airbag? Almost certainly it will have a drivers airbag. It'll help if you tell us what country, what model, and what engine. Dave Hinz

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