Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 06:17:53 GMT
From: "Jez" <jl.webnospamorld.com>
Subject: Re: Replace the automatic transmission unit or give up


Thanks but it was Neo brothers (the price includes VAT and delivery). Jez "Pooh Bear" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:43012C27.EBC3DC47nospamail.com... > Jez wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I have a 1996 Saab 9000 ecoturbo automatic, 72,000 miles. There is a >> fault >> with the ABS - opinion generally seems to be that the front left sensor >> may >> be and in need of replacement (around UK 200 - 300 with labour?). BUT, >> the >> automatic transmission unit has packed up and must be replaced. The part >> would be 2,500 new, but I can get a used part for a little under 400. >> I'm >> told labour will be about 530. So, about 1,100 - 1,200 in total. >> >> I have had the car for about 20 months, during which time I have replace >> the >> ECU (with a used part) and the AIC valve. There have been several trivial >> things along with the usual tyres, etc, and a new exhaust just a couple >> of >> weeks ago. >> >> Any opinions on whether I should be giving up on it or paying the big >> bill? >> Whilst I love my Saab I'm not fixated. Also, I'm skint, and the idea of >> paying, say, 800 for a slightly older, lesser car is pretty appealing. >> >> All sensible opinions very gratefully received. > > Who was the quote from ? > > You might want to check with Neo Brothers - I was pleasantly surprised at > their > prices for new Saab parts. They have salvage items. North London just off > the > M25. > > http://www.neobrothers.co.uk/ > > > Graham >

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