Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 22:01:14 +0100
From: RichardK <>
Subject: Re: 93 Convertible buying advice

Paul Hutchings wrote: > In article <>, > RichardK <> wrote: > > >>Richard (yes. I'd like an Audi Cabriolet, but not as much as a Mercedes >>E-class Cabrio. Good luck finding a good one of those for 8.5K, though!). > > > Precicely :-) The 93 seems like a heck of a lot of car for the money - > my only real concern is what it's going to cost me to change as that's > what really counts in my book, and 3k or so doesn't seem like much, but > as I said it's the whole "slightly older car, bit more mileage, > potentially higher bills" scenario that I'm thinking about. Well, I'm serious about the quality. The 900/9-3 (as opposed to C900) is very little more than a Vectra in drag (actually, a Cavalier in drag in our terms), and it is not a good conversion. Whilst I could be persuaded of the merits of the regular 900/9-3 models (unlike, judging by the number I don't see on the roads, many people), I will never consider the ragtop model at all worthwhile. Looking at a ragtop in the 8K range, I'd be considering the Audi, I'd certainly look at a 92/3 W124 E-class with full history and in mint condition (they aren't bad to service), I'd look at a Golf Cabrio (when did they kill them, '2001?), and I personally would be going for 2 seater models like the MX5. Or you could go and buy 8 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier Convertibles. They're about as good as the Saab in all but trim and engine ;) Richard -- RichardK - 1980s in a can. Retro computing - Cars - 2004 Beetle Cabrio, 1989 Supra 3.0i, 1990 Sera, 1989 Volvo 740 MidiGuitar, AU/X. Apple 77-04. See links. Email - upgrade to 128 ;)

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