Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 00:58:31 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Replace the automatic transmission unit or give up

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. Graham

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