Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:20:04 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Oh god, what do I do about the C900 Cab.

Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > Thing is, I'm not seeing any compressor, refrigerant lines or even an > intercooler there, the turbo appears to go straight to the throttle > body. No, no air con there, and it's LPT. > More worrying is the oil staining below the dizzy. Suggests the oil ring > has gone or is going. And it looks fairly recent and still damp, rather > than having been replaced. That wouldn't worry me too much. > MOT is only until Sept 2005, and I'm wondering how much little jobs > haven't been done, if the dizzy oil leak can get missed. He says it has > very good history. I think with an ebay car of that age, unless you're prepared to go and see it before bidding, you just have to assume that there will be a whole bunch of little things. > I know the reason it has only reached 2000 is because it isn't in the > Saab section, but in the "Other Classic Cars", and not alot of > "ordinary" folks fancy them or think they could afford to run/repair > them, but I'm wondering, what is a late convertible 900 LPT with leather > but no aircon, a slightly didgy reverse gear and a leaky distributor > with 2 months MOT (at best) and 109k miles worth? I know they tend to > sell between 3-7000, but what are they really worth? I think overall body + interior condition, as well as how well the engine runs, makes a really big difference. It's worth as much as someone will pay for it :-) > Should I go for this? It has been too far to go see it, so it will be a > blind bid, and trusting a car salesman. I wouldn't. If I was buying a cab, it'd be fpt. > Still need to phone to see if it is available. And if so, if it is an > FPT or LPT. EcoPower means it's LPT. -- Grunff

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