Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 21:28:07 GMT
From: "dick" <twatnospamcom>
Subject: Re: Which SAAB?

"Al" <> wrote in message news:QqdHd.676$ > OK, that's IT! I have had enough of my 9000CSE 2.3 FPT costing me money. > 500 to get it through the MOT is the final straw.... > > I want another car. My lovely wife started the SAAB thing with her NG > 900S, which hasn't cost us a fortune to run and is frankly one of the best > cars we've ever owned. > > What should I do, my budget is frankly limited to around 2-3K depending > on what I get for the 9000, I'm guessing between 1.5 and 2k if I'm > lucky... > > I fancy a 93, but the pennies won't stretch, maybe a late NG900XS? (what > does NG stand for? I know it refers to the newer GM shape, but what do the > letters stand for!) > > I don't want to get hit with 9000 bills again, so the only alternative is > a good C900, but it would have to last me three years without any major > rebuilds, on about 10,000miles a year. I used to own a C900 8v, and I do > miss her... Bad luck, I have to say my old 9000i was the least expensive to run of all the saabs I've owned, (bar my 99's...) A good late 900 LPT would be a safe choice. I think the NG900's are fairly reliable - just a fairly stodgy drive by Saab standards...

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