Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 01:52:52 -0400
From: Chris Campbell <>
Subject: Re: I was a beautiful day, driving my 94 saab 900s to the golf course...

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*) 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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