Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:24:27 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course...

Chris Campbell wrote: > The same thing happened to my 94 900se (V6)... thats the car that made > me fall in love with Saabs (My parents bought it almost the same time I > got my driver's permit). I immediately went out and got an 87 9000S, > then later I inherited the 900 and drove it through college, then one > day the car lost power and they told me the timing belt snapped... It > was 8,000 miles before it was due to be changed... I ended up selling it > to a saab shop for parts for $500. A year later I now have a 94 9000CSET > that I love... but nothing will replace that 94 900 that I loved so > dearly... even my parent's 9-3 doesn't have the same charm... something > about that torquey V6 and that tight handling that made it a dream to > drive. > -Chris > > 1994 Saab 9000CSE Turbo > 2001 Saab 9-3SE (parent's) > 1994 Saab 900SE V6 (*RIP*) > 1987 Saab 9000S (*RIP*) I have the NG900 with the V6 and a Classic Saab with a 4 cylinder turbo. I would not use the word "torquey" to describe the V6, especially after driving the turbo 4 cylinder. Neither would I describe its handling as tight - in comparison to a Classic 900 turbo. Perhaps I have a bad NG900SE or a really good Classic 900 turbo :-) > > Donald Laverty wrote: > >> I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course... >> then, no power, car shuts down and I pull over to the side of the >> road. After I hitch a ride to the golf course, play a horrible round, >> take it to the mechanics... I get the phone call - "your timing belt >> slipped and your engine is wrecked." >> >> If you, like myself are a bit uneducated when it comes to cars, learn >> from my experience and keep on top of the timing belt. The mechanic I >> had been going to told me he was unaware the timing belt was to be >> changed every 50,000 km on the saab. He had other saab customers that >> he was going to followup with to make sure their timing belt wasn't >> due for a change. I told him I was glad I could educate him, he told >> me the best price he could find was a new engine for 6,000 cdn from >> the dealer. >> >> Hard to spend that kind of money on a car 11 years old. So I towed it >> home and there it sat in my driveway. It is now at a friends garage >> and he is trying to rebuild the engine for me. >> >> I am so upset, because I loved that car. >> >> Just thought I would share my experience. Love the news group, and >> would love to get another saab someday. >> > >

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